A light plane has managed to land safely after coming down near waters north of Townsville this morning.
Emergency services rushed to Saunders Beach just after 9.30am following reports a plane had come down.
It’s believed the plane suffered engine troubles, forcing it to make an emergency landing on the beach.
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The pilot, a man in his 60s, was the only person on board.
He is currently being treated by paramedics at the scene.