Two people are dead after a microlight plane crashed at a national park in Western Australia’s northwest.

Police said the aircraft was reported overdue from an aerodrome in Exmouth about 4.30pm on Wednesday.

The wreckage was found about three hours later, south of Exmouth.

“Two occupants have been located deceased,” police said in a statement on Thursday.

A recovery operation began at first light on Thursday.

Exmouth is a popular spot for tourism flights and microlight planes.

More to come.