Fatal aviation incident at Mareeba

Police will prepare a report for the coroner after two men died in a light plane crash at Mareeba today (December 14).

Soon after 11am a small plane crashed into a cornfield near the Mareeba airport and adjacent to Ray Road.

Both men – the pilot, a 73-year-old man from Cooktown and his passenger, a 63-year-old man from Stuart, were pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigations by the Forensic Crash Unit are continuing with police appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash, or heard the aircraft prior to the crash, to contact them (details below).

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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