Update: Fatal aircraft incident, Carmila

The Forensic Crash Unit, along with other agencies, will continue to investigate a helicopter crash that took the life of a 50-year-old man this morning.

Initial investigations suggest that about 10.20am, a helicopter crashed into a sugar cane field on a property on Jackson Crossing Road, near Carmila.

It appears that the helicopter, with the sole occupant pilot, struck power lines before crashing and bursting into flames.

The pilot, a 50-year-old man from Emerald, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigations are continuing. There is no further information available at this stage.

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