Two die after helicopter crashes – Southern Highlands

Two people have died after a helicopter crashed in the state’s Southern Highlands yesterday.

About 6.45pm (Wednesday 2 December 2020), the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) received information about a missing aircraft last seen east of Marulan.

Police from The Hume Police Area Command, Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit, NSW Police Ambulance Paramedics, Fire and Rescue NSW, Rural Fire Service commenced a search in rugged bushland near Tallong.

The crash site was located about 12.25am by NSW Police Rescue personnel and the bodies of two people were located near the wreckage. They have not been formally identified.

Once the recovery is completed, investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in conjunction the NSW Police Force, will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Police will prepare a brief for the information of the Coroner.

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