Chopper crash examined

A helicopter crash near Shingle Creek is being investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Details are sketchy but no-one was injured when a two-seater Robinson 22 crashed at 6pm last Friday.

Civil Aviation Authority spokeswoman Emma Peel said the helicopter had taken off from Alexandra and was coming in to land when its tail rotor struck the ground. As a result of the impact, the helicopter rolled.

Neither of the two people aboard at the time was injured, Ms Peel said.

The crash had been logged into the authority's system and would be investigated at some stage, she said. She did not know the extent of the damage to the helicopter.

Sergeant Andy Reed, of Alexandra, was not aware of the accident. "It's not something I'd heard about, that's for sure."

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