Queensland police say an elderly man who escaped unharmed when his motorised glider crashed into a dam in Queensland

An elderly pilot has had a lucky escape after his glider crashed into a dam in Queensland.

The 76-year-old was flying a motor glider over the Peter Faust Dam in Proserpine, in north Queensland, when he crashed about 8.45am on Sunday following engine trouble.

Queensland Police said the pilot was assessed by ambulance officers at the scene and suffered no injuries.