The pilot of a kit-built plane has been killed when it crashed in southwestern Queensland.
The age and gender of the pilot is not yet known, but it is believed they were the only person on board the aircraft.
The plane went down in a field at Palgrave, between Warwick and Stanthorpe, about 12.15pm on Thursday.
It is understood a secondary grass fire initially made it difficult for crews to access the wreckage.
Queensland Police confirmed there was a distress signal received before the crash.
“At this stage, police have attended and have located a crash scene,” a spokesman told NCA NewsWire.
“However, we are yet to determine the extent of injuries of any person on-board.”
A LifeFlight helicopter was sent to the area but was ultimately not required.
An Australian Transport Safety Bureau spokesperson said the bureau had received notification of the incident but was not investigating as the aircraft involved was a “kit-built aircraft”.
The spokesperson said the aircraft was registered with Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAUS).
Investigators from the Forensic Crash Unit will now work with RAAUS officials to determine the cause of the crash.