Tourist dead in plane crash on remote Queensland beach

The woman in her 20s was pronounced dead at the scene while three others were seriously injured in the horrific crash on Tuesday morning

One person, believed to be a young female tourist, died at the scene.

According to the Central Queensland plane spotting blog, the aircraft has a broken wing and landed on its roof.

One of the four passengers, a woman in her 20s from the United Kingdom, died at the scene, while a 29-year old woman, believed to be from Ireland, was transported to Rockhampton Hospital with suspected head injuries and a possible fractured lower leg.

The crashed plane's pilot, named as Les Woodall (62), suffered head, abdominal and chest injuries and a broken leg and was also fighting for his life.

Police and air investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash.

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She said police were yet to confirm the identities of those on board, but believe the 13-year-old boy had family on the second aircraft.

The passengers were part of an excursion run by a company called 1770 Castaway, which runs trips to the island.

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IN AN exclusive interview with The Observer, owner of 1770 Castaway Bruce Rhoades hailed his "best mate" Les "Woody" Woodall a hero after the plane he was flying crashed into the sand at Middle Island. One of the injured passengers was taken to Bundaberg Base Hospital.

The doomed aircraft had flown ahead and crashed into the beach in front of the passengers on the other plane.

"You've got to take your hats off to people who get in initially and do first aid and do a pretty good job, considering you may have to do CPR on someone until help arrives", he said.

The woman, in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene while three others were seriously injured in the horrific crash on Middle Island on Tuesday morning. A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said two were listed as in a serious condition, while a third was stable.

Mr Rhoades (inset) said he was flying a considerable distance behind Woody and did not see the plane crash.

'They have landed safely on the beach at Middle Island and have called triple-0.

It is understood it took police some time to reach the scene because of the remoteness of the location.

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