Search continues for missing helicopter passenger after crash in Nth Qld

A search is continuing in North Queensland for a man believed to have been a passenger in a helicopter that crashed on Friday afternoon.

Search and rescue crews are focussing on the Mount Carbine area after Police were told at 1.30pm on Friday that a helicopter had crashed in the Daintree in the vicinity of the McLeod River crossing.

A subsequent search of the area located the helicopter approximately 30kms from Mount Carbine. The 43-year-old pilot was located at the site of the crash in a serious condition and he was transported to Cairns Base Hospital.


Police enquiries established that a second man was believed to have been with the pilot during the day however it is unknown if the man was on-board when the helicopter crash.

A search of the area around the helicopter commenced to locate the man but was unsuccessful.

Police, SES workers and other government agencies have recommenced a land search this morning for the man in his twenties.

The pilot remains in a serious condition in hospital.