Pilot in a critical condition after helicopter crashes into powerlines

A pilot is in a critical condition after his helicopter slammed into powerlines in southern NSW on Friday morning.

NSW Police said just after 11:00am, emergency services were called to a property on Carrathool Road, Conargo after reports of a helicopter crash.

It said the helicopter had hit powerlines near a property and that the male pilot was trapped inside.

Police, paramedics and fire crews rushed to the site and were able to free him from the wreckage.

Ambulance NSW said paramedics were treating the man and that he was in a critical condition.

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AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time which is 10 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-31/nsw-emergency-services-respond-to-riverina-helicopter-crash/12511952

Helicopter, New South Wales, Riverina, Conargo, Steam Plains

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