TWO men have died after a flight along the Burrum River ended in a crash near Bundaberg yesterday.

A 71-year-old Coral Cove man and a 57-year-old South Gladstone man, the two occupants of the aircraft, left from Bundaberg around 1.30pm yesterday, and were expected to travel to the Burrum River before returning via Childers and Gin Gin.

The overdue plane was located just after first light this morning by the AGL Rescue Helicopter in a cane paddock in the general vicinity of the Fairymead Mill, North Bundaberg.

A report was received by police around 3.45pm after the two male occupants failed to return within the designated timeframe.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner and investigations are continuing.



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