Three Australians die in PNG plane crash

THREE Australians and a New Zealander has been kill in a fiery plane crash on a distant island in Papua New Guinea.

The charter plane Crash - transport five people - overshot the landing strip, crashing into trees and full into flames, on landing at Misima Island yesterday - 200 kilometres off PNG's south-east tip.

The fifth one was being treated for serious staining.

It is supposed heavy rain was a causative factor.

Information put forward there may have been fatalities, including Australians,'' a spokesman from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said last night.

''We are looking for to corroborate the reports as a matter of urgency.''

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