The pilot lost control of the helicopter shortly after take-off at Westwood.
The pilot lost control of the helicopter shortly after take-off at Westwood. Chris Ison/Morning Bulletin

Chopper crash near Rockhampton

A PILOT escaped from the cabin of a helicopter after it crashed on a property 50km west of Rockhampton this morning.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue spokesperson said the pilot was out and uninjured before crews arrived on scene at Evergreen Road near Westwood about 8.20am. 

The chopper, a Robinson R22, was only a few metres off the ground when it crash landed.  

A Department of Community Safety spokeswoman said the pilot, who was the plane’s sole occupant, reportedly walked away from the accident and would not be transported to hospital.

“Nothing caught fire or anything like that,” she said.

Fire and rescue crews' sprayed foam around the crash site area as a precaution before it was left in the hands of Queensland police just before 10am.


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