Two men dead after Mt Isa plane crash

The incident happened on Sunday.
The incident happened on Sunday.

Two men have died in a plane crash near Mount Isa.

Initial investigations indicate the Cessna 210 aircraft crashed about 26km northeast of Mount Isa airport on Sunday afternoon.

About 4.30pm police were informed the plane's wreckage had been found following the activation of a distress beacon.

It is believed two men were on board the plane, which is registered to a NSW aviation company, and both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Forensic Crash unit is helping other agencies including the Australian Transport Safety Bureau with the investigation.

In a statement on Twitter, the ATSB said it will investigate an accident involving a Cessna 210 light aircraft conducting a survey flight on the northeast of Mount Isa on Sunday afternoon.

"The ATSB is evaluating deploying accident investigators to the site early next week," it said.

Australian Associated Press