Helicopter crash – Bankstown

Two men have escaped with minor injuries after a helicopter crash in Sydney’s south west.

About 12.30pm (Sunday 11 February 2018), emergency services were called following reports a small helicopter had crashed at Bankstown Airport.

On arrival, police from Bankstown Local Area Command located a four-seater Robinson R22 helicopter with significant damage.

The instructor, a 56-year-old man and a student, a 43-year-old man, were treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for minor injuries.

Initial inquiries indicate the helicopter crashed at low altitude.

Police will assist the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), who will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.

Source: NSW Police

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