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)