Pilot dies after helicopter crashes into power lines

UPDATE: A man has died after the helicopter he was flying hit power lines north of Cloncurry this morning.

Early investigations suggest the 40-year-old man was using the helicopter to muster on the property 20kms north of Cloncurry, before hitting the lines about 7.30am.

Emergency crews rushed to the property, but it's understood the helicopter burst into flames when it hit the ground and there was little they could do to save the man and he was pronounced deceased at the scene.

He was the only person on board when the helicopter crashed.

BREAKING: A helicopter with two occupants has crashed into power lines near Cloncurry in northwest Queensland.

Emergency crews including firefighters and ambulance officers are rushing to the scene, the Townsville Bulletin reports.

The helicopter is believed to have clipped power lines and crashed.

The incident was reported about 7.40am today.

The crash took place north of Cloncurry near Sedan Dip Road.

A fire has reportedly broken out at the scene of the crash.

The helicopter was believed to have been involved in a mustering operation before clipping power lines and crashing.

A second helicopter nearby is reportedly en route to a nearby station to gather firefighting equipment.

News Corp Australia

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