Pilot, pregnant woman killed in plane crash in Queensland

The wreckage of a plane that had two people on board when it went missing has been found in central Queensland.

According to media reports, Stockman Rhiley Kuhrt, described by Australia’s 9News as a bush pilot, and his pregnant wife Maree were killed in the Piper Cherokee when it crashed.

A rescue helicopter crew spotted the crash site in the Clarke Ranges west of Proserpine around 10:15 a.m. Monday.

The plane had departed from Natal Downs cattle station, south of Charters Towers, on Sunday afternoon.

The aircraft was reported missing after failing to arrive at Lakeside Airpark, Proserpine by 6:30 pm.

The bodies have yet to be formally identified and the couple’s family has asked for privacy.