Thursday, July 21, 2011

Two confirmed dead in chopper crash in Sydney suburb

TWO people are confirmed dead after a helicopter crashed in bushland in a northern Sydney suburb this morning.

About 9.15am, police responded to reports the Bell 206 helicopter had crashed into bushland at South Turramurra near Kissing Point Road.

Two people are now confirmed to have died in the crash. The sex and ages of the deceased are not yet known.

Emergency services are still trying to confirm the number of people on board.

The helicopter is in fairly inaccessible location in rugged bushland near the Ku-ring-gai Netball Association courts, and emergency services are having to be winched into the crash site.

Kevin Williams, who is a volunteer with the Ku-ring-gai Netball Association, told the North Shore Times he was in the clubhouse at the time of the accident. (more)