Extraordinary picture shows how close helicopter pilot was to death as his crushed aircraft hangs precariously onto a destroyed roof after crashing into a Melbourne house
- A helicopter crashed into the roof of a suburban south-east Melbourne house
- Helicopter’s pilot was in a stable condition and treated for lower body injuries
- The home’s roof was damaged in the crash but no one was inside at the time
A small helicopter crashed into the roof of a suburban house in Melbourne’s south-east.
The helicopter struck the residence in Tylden Court, Mentone, at about 1pm on Wednesday afternoon.
Ambulance Victoria said in a statement the pilot, male, was in a stable condition and assessed at the scene by paramedics before he was taken to Alfred Hospital with lower body injuries.
No one was inside the home at the time of the incident.
Horror photos from the crash show several firefighters working to free the man from the helicopter wreckage.
The home’s roof suffered extensive damage.
A helicopter has crashed into the roof of a southeast Melbourne home (pictured, emergency services at the scene of the crash)
Victorian emergency services said the pilot is in a stable condition and being assessed for lower body injuries following the crash (above)