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Man killed in Hunter Valley helicopter crash near popular wine region 

Man killed in Hunter Valley helicopter crash near popular wine region

  • A pilot has died after his helicopter crashed into a riverbank in the NSW Hunter
  • Ambulance and Fire and Rescue crews rushed to the scene in Maitland Vale
  • Police are at the crash site and have established a crime scene

A man has died after his helicopter crashed into a riverbank in the NSW Hunter region.

Emergency services rushed to Campbells Rd in Maitland Vale on Thursday with reports of the crash about 4.20pm.

Crews found a Bell ‘Jet Ranger’ helicopter crashed on a riverbank, a short distance from the town of Maitland.

A man has died after his helicopter crashed into a riverbank (pictured) in Maitland Vale, NSW

One male, who is yet to be identified, was found dead inside the aircraft.

Police have established a crime scene and remain in the area.

Officers notified the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, who will investigate the cause of the crash.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

Emergency crews founds Crews a Bell 'Jet Ranger' helicopter on a riverbank (pictured, stock image of a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter)

Emergency crews founds Crews a Bell ‘Jet Ranger’ helicopter on a riverbank (pictured, stock image of a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter)

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