Police have said a packed golf course witnessed the horror scene in which a light plane crashed, killing the two passengers.
Queensland Ambulance paramedics rushed to the scene at Boonah Golf Club on Bruckner Hill Road in Dugandan, part of the state’s Scenic Rim region just before midday on Sunday.
Police located the two male passengers - a 69-year-old man and an 82-year-old man - suffering from critical injuries.
However, police have since confirmed both died from their injuries about 3.30pm.
There was a significant crowd playing golf at the course on Sunday afternoon who witnessed the “confronting” crash scene.
“We are very grateful that even though we have lost, it was not far worse,” Ipswich Acting Inspector Kerry Olsen said.
“This is a tragedy, its school holidays, it’s a beautiful afternoon on the Scenic Rim and we certainly are sending our thoughts to those affected.”
Police are engaging with the victim’s families at this stage and have offered them “every possible amount of support they can provide” at this time.
Police believe the flight departed from Boonah airfield and was making its return.Forensic Crash Unit Investigators will work with Recreational Aviation Australia (RAAUS) officials to determine the cause of the crash.
It is the second light aircraft plane crash in Queensland this year after a plane flipped and crashed on an island resort in the far north Great Barrier Reef.
All ten passengers - including the pilot - survived the crash.