Aviation incident at Mount Isa

Three people have been located deceased following a light plane crash near McKinlay this afternoon, November 4.

Around 2.30pm, emergency services were contacted by a member of the public alerting them to the crash near a mine site about 40 kilometres north west of McKinlay.

The Rescue 400 helicopter located the wreckage from the air while ground crews made their way to the site.

Police officers arrived on scene around 5pm, where three people on board were located and confirmed deceased.

Police understand the light plane was contracted by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to undertake fire mapping.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has been notified of the crash and will conduct a transport safety investigation.

The Forensic Crash Unit will investigate the crash of behalf of the State Coroner.

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