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Plane Carrying 18 Crashes in Australia

A plane carrying 18 people crashed during a flight Saturday, in a remote part of northeastern Australia, and searchers who viewed the wreckage from the air say it appears unlikely that anyone survived.

Australian Search and Rescue says the plane went down 11 kilometers from its destination in northern Queensland state, at Lockhart River, an aboriginal community on the Cape York Peninsula. Weather in the area was bad at the time.

Two pilots and 16 passengers were on board the twin-propellor Metro Liner aircraft, which took off from Bamaga, a community about 280 kilometers from Lockhart River.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.