A light plane helping firefighters battle fierce bushfires has reportedly crashed in “difficult terrain” in the Australian outback.
Emergency services rushed to the scene of the accident, near the Eloise copper mine, about 70 kilometers south of Cloncurry, in north-west Queensland.
Police said the crash was impossible to survive, but could not confirm how many people were on board.
“Officers from Mount Isa and a rescue helicopter are attempting to reach the aircraft which is in difficult terrain,” a spokeswoman said.
A rescue helicopter tries to reach the plane wreckage.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) confirmed the aircraft was providing support to the state’s ongoing bushfire crisis at the time.
The plane was then traveling from Toowoomba to Mount Isa.