UPDATE: Plane stripped to determine further damage

UPDATE 3PM:

THE Observer understands the aircraft involved in the emergency landing was a Beechcraft Bonanza.

The aircraft, which is known to be a top of the line model for a single engine plane, had an electrical fault and the undercarriage could not be dropped.  

It is now in a workshop for a bulk strip of the engine to determine if there was further damage done to the aircraft.

The pilot was not from Gladstone.

UPDATE 12.20PM: Two male passengers and one pilot managed to escape shaken but unharmed after their light plane was forced to make a crash landing at Bundaberg Airport. 

Police said the plane was travelling from Gladstone to Bundaberg when it experienced electrical trouble. 

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will investigate. 

11.30AM: Emergency crews are on scene at Bundaberg Airport after a small plane crash landed.

Bundaberg Police Sergeant Michael Prickett said it was a light aircraft. 

"The information we've got is it's landed with its wheels up," he said. 

More to come 


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