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A RotorWay Exec 162F helicopter, similar to the that crashed at Lismore Airport this morning.
A RotorWay Exec 162F helicopter, similar to the that crashed at Lismore Airport this morning.

An 82-year-old pilot escaped with minor leg injuries after his helicopter crashed at Lismore Airport yesterday.

Police say that around 10.50am (Sunday), police and emergency services were called to the airport following reports a small helicopter had crashed there.

On arrival, police from Richmond Local Area Command located a two-seater RotorWay Exec 162F helicopter on its side with significant damage.

The pilot was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance Paramedics for non-life threatening leg injuries.

Initial inquiries indicate the helicopter crashed at low altitude as the pilot was practising take-off and landing.

Police will help the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in its investigation of the circumstances surrounding the crash.

 


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