Two men killed in helicopter crash at Double Mountain, Queensland


A rescue chopper was winching a third man to safety after today’s crash. Picture: Courtesy RACQ
Source: Supplied

TWO men confirmed dead after a helicopter crashed in rugged bushland near Shoalwater Bay.

Three people were aboard when the chopper went down at Double Mountain, north of Byfield  near Shoalwater Bay, north of Rockhampton, about 12.20pm (AEST), the Department of Community Safety said.

One person was treated for a shoulder injury and rescuers are currently trying to winch him to safety, the Courier-Mail reported.

Police have confirmed two men died at the scene of the crash, which happened in inaccessible terrain.

The pilot had radioed police before the crash.

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The helicopter was a charter flight originally from Cairns.

The chopper is at the base of a 40m embankment and rescuers have had to navigate thick trees and scrub to get to the people who were on board.

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