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A passenger has died and the pilot has suffered critical injuries after a light plane carrying two people has crashed on a remote beach north in Queensland.

Paramedics are on the scene and a rescue helicopter was dispatched following the crash just after 8am at Ball Bay, about 50km north of Mackay.

The passenger is reported to have died and the plane’s pilot was airlifted to Mackay base Hospital with head injuries by RACQ CQ Rescue helicopter service. 

A light plane carrying two people has crashed on a beach north of Mackay in regional Queensland (pictured) leaving one with critical injuries

A light plane carrying two people has crashed on a beach north of Mackay in regional Queensland (pictured) leaving one with critical injuries

A light plane carrying two people has crashed on a beach north of Mackay in regional Queensland (pictured) leaving one with critical injuries

Police, fire and emergency services are also on scene.

The incident follows the death of four people in a light plane crash north of Brisbane less than a week ago. 

More to come. 

Source: DailyMail

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