Light planes crash after mid-air collision as emergency services rush to the scene at Port Phillip Bay
by: Hani Kamal El-Din
There are reports the wreckage of a light plane that went down and sunk into the sea after a mid-air crash has been found.
The plane entered the water near Mount Martha, south of Melbourne, about 1.45pm on Sunday.
Radio station 3AW has reported a former military aircraft, an S-211 Viper jet, ditched into the water, with a pilot and passenger believed to be on board.
Crash debris has been spotted on the water where the emergency service workers are searching.
S-211s are Italian-made fighter planes primarily used for Royal Australian Air Force training.
It is believed two aircraft collided about 12km west of Mornington.
While one of the aircraft crashed into Port Phillip bay the other was able to land at Essendon airfield.
Police and emergency services have gathered along the cliffs near Hearn Rd.