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Pilot dies in Murrumbidgee helicopter crash

Tragedy as pilot dies after a helicopter crash in New South Wales

  • Smash happened about 12noon on Wednesday in the Murrumbidgee region
  • Emergency services were called to a property on Toopuntul Road, Maude
  • The male pilot – and sole occupant – died at the scene 

A man has died during a helicopter crash in New South Wales. 

The smash happened about 12noon on Wednesday in the Murrumbidgee region. 

Emergency services were called to a property on Toopuntul Road, Maude, about 50km west of Hay, following reports the helicopter had crashed.

A man has died during a helicopter crash in New South Wales . The smash happened about 12noon on Wednesday in the Murrumbidgee region (stock picture) 

The male pilot – and sole occupant – died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.

Officers attached to Murrumbidgee Police District attended and established a crime scene, which is still being forensically examined.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash is underway.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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