Two people have died after a small plane crashed into a mountain range in regional Queensland.
A man and woman, aged 73 and 75, are believed to have been on board but are not expected to have survived the crash, which occurred in the Pioneer Ranges west of Mackay on Saturday.
Emergency services were alerted at around 9am on Saturday after witnesses reported seeing the plane crash near Finch Hatton.
A rescue helicopter crew discovered the wreckage in mountainous terrain in regional Queensland around 11.30am on Saturday morning. The crash site was described as “unsurvivable.”
A rescue helicopter crew discovered the wreckage around 11:30 a.m. in mountainous terrain.
An RACQ spokesman described the crash site as “unsurvivable”.
The Australian Transport and Safety Bureau has been notified of the accident and is conducting an investigation.