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Channel Ten chopper crash lands

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The Ten News helicopter after it had crashed.

The Ten News helicopter after it had crashed. Photo: Robert Steven de Mol

A Channel Ten news helicopter has crash landed in Baskerville, north-east of Perth.

The helicopter came down and made a "hard landing" just before 11am near Weir Road, police said.

The cameraman and pilot who were inside the chopper only suffered minor injuries.

Michael Bennett from Ten News said it was a "lucky escape" for pilot, Paul, and cameraman, Adam, and praised the pilot, who struggled to control and land the helicopter .

Cameraman Adam Delmarsh had been taken to hospital after suffering back pain, Mr Bennett said.

A Channel Nine reporter who witnessed the crash told 6PR that as the helicopter rolled onto its side the cameraman tore off his harness and got clear of the chopper.

The crew were capturing footage of a truck rollover at the time.

 

The Isuzu truck, which was carrying logs, rolled over on Weird Road about 9.30am, trapping the driver.

The truck driver was flown to Royal Perth Hospital with possible broken bones and lacerations

St John Ambulance and police attended the scene and the east side of Weir Road near Abraham Close is closed.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigator is en-route to the site and the site is a protected forensic area.

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