THE Observer understands the aircraft involved in the emergency landing was a Beechcraft Bonanza.
The aircraft, which is known to be a top of the line model for a single engine plane, had an electrical fault and the undercarriage could not be dropped.
It is now in a workshop for a bulk strip of the engine to determine if there was further damage done to the aircraft.
The pilot was not from Gladstone.
UPDATE 12.20PM: Two male passengers and one pilot managed to escape shaken but unharmed after their light plane was forced to make a crash landing at Bundaberg Airport.
Police said the plane was travelling from Gladstone to Bundaberg when it experienced electrical trouble.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will investigate.
11.30AM: Emergency crews are on scene at Bundaberg Airport after a small plane crash landed.
Bundaberg Police Sergeant Michael Prickett said it was a light aircraft.
"The information we've got is it's landed with its wheels up," he said.
More to come