A light plane assisting firefighters battling fierce bushfires is believed to have crashed in ‘difficult terrain’ in the Australian outback.

Emergency services have rushed to the site of the crash near the Eloise Copper Mine, about 70 kilometres south of Cloncurry in north-west Queensland.

Police said the crash was ‘unsurvivable’ 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 is attempting to reach the aircraft wreckage.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) has confirmed the aircraft was providing support to the state’s ongoing bushfire crisis at the time.

The plane was travelling from Toowoomba to Mount Isa at the time.

More to come.

Source: | This article originally belongs to Dailymail.co.uk

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