Reports Perth sea plane crash pilot was from the Gold Coast

Pilot was 52-year-old dad

Reports Perth sea plane crash pilot was from the Gold Coast

Image: via Twitter @cunninghamscott

UPDATE:

WA Police have named the pilot of a sea plane that crashed into Perth's Swan River on Australia Day.

He was 52-year-old former Queensland father-of-three Peter Lynch.

A female passenger on board also died in the crash.

Peter's former partner, Laura Lynch, expressed her grief about the tragedy on Facebook.

"With great difficulty, I am unbearably saddened to confirm that my great friend and the father of my children passed after a tragic accident on the Swan River in Perth yesterday," she wrote.

Earlier Nine News reported Mr Lynch used to live on the Gold Coast.

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