Fatal aviation incident, Mt Isa

Two men have died this afternoon following a plane crash near Mount Isa.

Initial investigations indicate the Cessna 210 aircraft, registered to a New South Wales aviation company, crashed approximately 26 kilometres north-east of Mount Isa airport.

Around 4.30pm police were advised by the crew of rescue helicopter they had located the plane’s wreckage after the activation of a distress beacon.

It is believed two men were on-board at the time of the incident and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Forensic Crash Unit are currently assisting other agencies including the Australian Transport Safety Bureau with the investigation.

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