ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 122267
Last updated: 24 May 2013
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Narrative:The helicopter has crashed at Bankstown Airport (YSBK) in Sydney's west and burst into flames.
Eurocopter AS 350B3 Ecureuil
|Operator:||Woodland Securities Pty. Lyd.|
|C/n / msn:|| 7053|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Bankstown Airport - YSBK -
|Phase:|| Take off|
|Departure airport:||Bankstown Airport - YSBK|
The aircraft went down shortly after 4pm (AEST) on Friday, police say.
Reports suggest only one person, the pilot, was on board.
"Unconfirmed information is one person was on board the helicopter," a police spokeswoman said.
"He is being treated by medics. He was not in the burning wreckage."
She said his injuries at this stage were unknown.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman said the pilot, a 64-year-old male, managed to escape from the helicopter before it burst into flames.
"Paramedics treated him for minor injuries to his head, chest and minor burns to his knees," he told AAP.
Ambulance workers were preparing to transport the man to Liverpool hospital less than an hour after the crash.
"He is in a stable condition," the Ambulance spokesman added.
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