Miner killed in plane crash

 A miner has reportedly been killed in a light plane crash in central Queensland.

It is believed that the 49 year old pilot is Darryl Marsh, a miner at BMA’s Norwich Park coal mine, according to The Toowoomba Chronicle.

Marsh, the sole occupant of the single engine Cessna, left Roma on Wednesday afternoon headed for Dysart, however the plane went missing soon after takeoff.

According to his daugther, Anita Dwyer, Marsh regularly flew himself to work.

Search teams found the plane yesterday afternoon, and confirmed that there were no survivors.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) have yet to confirm what caused the plane crash, and whether it was related to the heavy storms which hit Roma on Wednesday afternoon.

Police are continuing their investigations.

Image: The Mornining Bulletin

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