Shoalhaven News

Illawarra-based chopper crashes near Newcastle

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One of the Touchdown Helicopters fleet went down on the weekend whilst helping fight the bushfires north of Newcastle.

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The chopper was being used in waterbombing efforts.

It crash landed at Crawford River on Saturday.

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The pilot walked away from the crash.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital as a precaution.

Images: 9 News