Plane crashes in Runcorn, south of Brisbane, Australia

The plane is worse for wear after an emergency landing in a residential area.

A light plane has crashed in a field about 20 kilometres south of Brisbane, narrowly avoiding homes in Runcorn.

Two men in their 50s have been taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital with minor head injuries, the Queensland Ambulance Service said.

Emergency services were called to the scene near the corner of Nathan Road and Dew Street in Runcorn about 7.25am, following reports of a plane crash.

The light plane in Runcorn.

The crash site is surrounded by homes and is close to the Runcorn train station. It is also about a kilometre away from the Runcorn State High School.  

Fire crews remain on the scene.

Local traffic diversions have been put in place while crews clear the damaged plane.

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