Woman dies in tourist plane crash

The plane landed on a remote beach on the Central Queensland coast. Picture: RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue

A WOMAN aged in her 20s died, and three others were seriously injured, when a tourist plane crashed into a Central Queensland beach on Tuesday morning.

The passengers were on a joy flight in the light aircraft when it crashed onto the beach on remote Middle Island, north of the tourist town 1770, just before 11am local time.

Passengers in a second tourist plane travelling in tandem with the one that crashed witnessed the fatal plummet and alerted emergency services.

Paramedics could not get to the hard-to-access area by ground and had to be flown in to treat the injured.

The woman, aged in her 20s, suffered critical injuries and died at the scene.

Another woman suffered head and leg injuries, while two men on board suffered lower leg fractures and cuts to the head.

Rescue helicopters flew two patients to Rockhampton for treatment and one to Bundaberg.

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