UPDATE: A 52-year-old man has died in a light plane crash in southeast Queensland.The P51 Mustang replica came down near the Emu Gully airstrip near Helidon, east of Toowoomba, this morning.
Police believe the vintage aircraft had only just taken off.
The plane was found in a gully on Twidales Road, Monkey Hole Creek, around 9.35am (AEST). The pilot was declared dead at the scene.
A 51-year-old local resident suffered minor burns when he tried to help the pilot, who was the only person on board.
The crash sparked a large grass fire which was brought under control by 11am.