A light plane assisting firefighters battling fierce bushfires is believed to have crashed in ‘difficult terrain’ in the Australian outback.
Emergency services have rushed to the site of the crash near the Eloise Copper Mine, about 70 kilometres south of Cloncurry in north-west Queensland.
Police said the crash was ‘unsurvivable’ but could not confirm how many people were on board.
‘Officers from Mount Isa and a rescue helicopter are attempting to reach the aircraft which is in difficult terrain,’ a spokeswoman said.
Emergency crews are racing the scene of a light plane crash near the Eloise Copper Mine, about 70 kilometres south of Cloncurry in north-west Queensland
A rescue helicopter is attempting to reach the aircraft wreckage.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has confirmed the aircraft was providing support to the state’s ongoing bushfire crisis at the time.
The plane left Toowoomba around 11am when it vanished from the radar within an hours of its expected arrival in Mount Isa at 3pm.
More to come.
The plane crashed in difficult terrain near the Eloise Copper Mine