Pilot survives fire-fighting helicopter crash in Australia


A fire-fighting helicopter on Wednesday crashed into a dam in the Australian state of Queensland, but the pilot, also the sole occupant of the chopper, made an escape without injury.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) noted in a statement that the incident occurred in Tarome, a rural town in the state’s southeast.

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. local time, the helicopter hit the water surface and rolled while collecting water from the dam.

After the crash, the pilot escaped the wreckage and managed to swim to shore.

Paramedics are currently assessing the condition of the pilot, who is believed to be uninjured.

The emergency authority confirmed that the aircraft was deployed to…

Source: Nigerian Tribune