Plane wreckage found in Plettenberg Bay

George - The wreckage of an aircraft, believed to be that of a plane that went missing over Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route, has been found, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Wednesday.

"The wreckage was located just offshore of the Robberg Nature Reserve [on Wednesday morning]," NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon told Sapa.

"At this stage the operation is still being treated as a search and rescue with any hope to find survivors," he said.

An aircraft that had been travelling from Queenstown to Plettenberg Bay on Tuesday disappeared while trying to land near the Robberg Nature Reserve in heavy fog.

The single-engine aircraft was carrying two crew and seven employees of Italtile Ltd, the company's spokesperson Del-Maree English said.

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