Pilot missing after helicopter crashes into ocean off WA coast



March 15, 2018 10:07:00

A helicopter carrying two people has crashed into the ocean off Western Australia’s north coast.

The accident happened 30 kilometres north of Port Hedland about midnight.

An Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokesman said the helicopter — reported to be an EC-135 model — was heading out to a ship to pick up a marine pilot when it crashed.

The passenger has been recovered but a search continues for the pilot.

Seven aircraft and seven vessels are taking part in the search.

More to come.




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