Pilot in a serious condition after helicopter crashes into powerlines

South Australia has confirmed a new coronavirus case, a paramedic who had travelled to Victoria to help with testing. The woman is in quarantine.

A pilot is in a serious condition after he crashed his helicopter while conducting aerial spraying on a southern New South Wales sheep station.

The helicopter, belonging to a Griffith-based aerial agricultural company, crashed after hitting power lines on a remote location on the property, 35 kilometres north east of Conargo.

Emergency crews said they received a call at midday on Friday, and had to remove the power lines in order to free the sole occupant of the aircraft.

Ambulance NSW said he was treated for head injuries before being flown to Melbourne Royal Hospital.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will send a team of safety investigators to the site on Saturday morning.

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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

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