Police have launched an investigation into the helicopter crash at the Gold Coast Airport.
Police have launched an investigation into the helicopter crash at the Gold Coast Airport.

Pilot dies in chopper crash

A 72-YEAR-OLD man is dead following a helicopter crash on the New South Wales/Queensland border.

About 10:25am this morning New South Wales and Queensland Police and other emergency services responded to reports of a helicopter crash at Gold Coast Airport, Coolangatta.

Police say initial investigations suggest that a helicopter crashed near a runway and within the confines of the airport.

The male pilot died at the scene. No other person was injured during the incident.

An emergency services spokeswoman said firefighters removed the man from the wreckage.

"Paramedics were performing CPR on the man but he was confirmed deceased at about 10.55am," she said.

A crime scene has been established and investigations are being carried out by officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command.

Police have notified the Air Transport Safety Bureau, which will assist in the investigation.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.



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