Two feared dead after Tiger Moth crashes near Couran Cove
TWO people are believed to have died in a plane crash off South Stradbroke Island near Couran Cove.
Emergency services were notified of the crash today shortly after 12.30pm.
It is not yet known why the vintage Tiger Moth crashed.
Emergency service personnel in conjunction with other agencies spent the afternoon searching for survivors as wreckage from the plane washed up on beaches near the crash site.
Water police located the main section of the plane in deep water about 300 metres off the island.
The plane was operated by iconic Gold Coast business Tiger Moth Joy Rides and had taken off from their airstrip on Greenmeadows Road at Pimpama.
The company, which offers scenic and aerobatic Tiger Moth flights, has been operating in the skies above the Gold Coast since 1978.