'Unknown number' dead after Melbourne plane crash

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Victorian Police have confirmed an ‘unknown number’ of people have died after a plane crash Barwon Heads near Geelong.

Local media are reporting five people were killed when a small plane hit the water at 12:30pm local time this afternoon.

Two rescue helicopters have been sent to the scene and have been seen searching the area where the plane went down.

There are no further details regarding the incident at this stage.

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