Search and rescue teams are desperately searching for a downed light aircraft in an ‘inaccessible’ mountainous area.
Grave fears are held for the crew of the aircraft after a rescue helicopter spotted the crash site in Mackay’s Pioneer Valley in Queensland at 11:30am on Saturday.
It is believed that the crew crashed into a ‘mountainous, inaccessible area’ near Finch Hatton, 63km west of Mackay.
RACQ CQ Rescue teams are working with police to gain access to an inhospitable site where it is believed a light aircraft crashed at 11:30am on Saturday
A member of the public reported the crew crashed into a ‘mountainous, inaccessible area’ near Finch Hatton, 63km west of Mackay
RACQ CQ Rescue teams have been tasked with gaining access to the site.
Queensland Police said that a member of the public reported the crash and that officers were in the rescue chopper en route to the crash site, which is a mountain range north of Okuloo and Netherdale.
A spokesperson confirmed that they also had officers on the ground and that they had been in communication with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
The ATSB is investigating the situation and is ‘currently gathering further information’.
More to come.
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