Two men have tragically died in a horror light plane crash in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.
The men, aged 46 and 30, were killed when the plane came down at Peachester on Wednesday.
A multi-agency search was launched around 5.30pm after the two-seater aircraft failed to make it back to Maroochydore airport as planned.
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The Westpac Lifesaver rescue helicopter was even called in from the Gold Coast to assist with the search, with the wreckage of the plane found around 9.45 pm last night.
“Preliminary inquiries indicate the plane crashed in bushland along Commissioners Flat Road and was discovered around 9.45pm,” Queensland police said.
It has not yet been confirmed where the men are from.
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The Forensic Crash Unit is currently assisting other agencies, including the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
The cause of the crash remains a mystery.
“We’re unsure why or how the crash occurred and we’ll be investigating the matter further,” Senior Sergeant Brett Young said.
Investigations are continuing.