By Lydia Lynch

A 62-year-old Western Australian man is lucky to be alive after his plane crashed in remote Queensland bushland.

The man walked away with minor injuries after his light plane crashed at the Auburn River State Forest, about 185 kilometres west of Maryborough.

His Jabiru plane reportedly suffered engine failure and crashed into dense forest about 9.30am on Tuesday.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter pilot Peter Marris said the man was lucky to have walked away alive.

“One of the plane’s wings was completely torn off in the crash, it’s amazing that he wasn’t more badly injured.”

He was walking around the crash site when the rescue crew arrived.

When the rescue helicopter arrived a paramedic was winched down to the pilot.

Following assessment, it was decided the patient could be taken to hospital by a local ambulance crew.

Emergency crews said they were able to easily locate the crash site because of an activated E-PIRB.

The pilot was the sole occupant.

He was taken to Mundubbera Hospital.