- Posted January 18, 2013 by
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News Chopper Crash In Western Australia
PHOTO: Channel 10 Helicopter before crash.
The Channel Ten News Helicopter has crashed in Baskerville near Perth in Western Australia.
The Pilot and Cameraman have escaped and are being treated by Paramedics.
The chopper is on its side and on fire. Fire crews quickly rushed to the scene. The chopper is being doused with foam.
The turbines were still running for some time after the crash.
The news chopper was in the area filming a traffic accident in which people were trapped.
This is the second time Channel 10's chopper has crashed in Western Australia. Last time Tens chopper was involved in an accident was when it ran out of fuel before touchdown. That accident was blamed on pilot error.
The Ten News Cameraman, Adam, has been taken to hospital with spinal injuries.
The Pilot is still being treated by paramedics at the scene.
The fire has been extinguished.