Initial information suggests the aircraft left Roma yesterday afternoon on route to Dysart but failed to arrive.

Police are investigating a light plane crash that has claimed the life of a man near Roma.

Initial information suggests the aircraft left Roma yesterday afternoon on route to Dysart but failed to arrive.

A search commenced this morning and the wreckage of the plane was found approximately 100 kilometres north of Roma this afternoon.

The pilot, a local man aged in his 40?s died at the scene.

Officers from the Forensic Crash Unit and are investigating and will prepare a report for the coroner.