a man, three children killed

A man and three children were killed in a small plane crash near Canberra on Friday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Hadlow Drive in Gundaroo – about 35km north of Queanbeyan – at around 3pm after reports a small plane crashed and burst into flames.

A man and three children have died when a Cirrus SR22 plane crashed near Canberra.

A man and three children have died when a Cirrus SR22 plane crashed near Canberra.Credit: Nine news

The NSW RFS arrived and extinguished the fire. However, the plane was destroyed.

An initial investigation by police and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau found the Cirrus SR22 aircraft took off from Canberra Airport at around 2.30pm.

The plane was heading to Armidale with four people on board, a man and three children.

“They have yet to be officially identified. A report will be prepared for the information of the coroner,” NSW Police said in a statement.

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Justin Scaccy

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