Two people taken to hospital after forced helicopter landing near Port Stephens, NSW

Two people have been taken to hospital with minor injuries after a helicopter made an emergency landing in the state’s Hunter Region today.

Just before 2.30pm (Saturday 16 November 2019), emergency services were called to Tilligerry Creek, following reports of a helicopter crash.

Police have been told the helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing in mangroves on the edge of Tilligerry creek due to technical difficulties.

The two male occupants onboard suffered minor injuries and were transported to John Hunter Hospital by NSW Ambulance paramedics for further assessment.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

An operation to recover the aircraft has commenced.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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