A WATER-BOMBING helicopter has crashed while fighting a bushfire on the NSW South Coast.
The NSW Rural Fire Service confirmed the chopper came down while working on a 1600 hectare fire burning west of Ulludulla on Friday afternoon.
“The NSW Rural Fire Service can confirm a serious incident involving one of its contracted waterbombing helicopters working on a bush fire in the Shoalhaven Area,” the NSWRFS said in a statement.
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It’s understood the helicopter crashed into trees near Hobbs Road at Woodstock about 2.15pm.
Fire and Rescue NSW head out to the scene of where a helicopter has crashed into the fireground at Kingiman off Plott Road. pic.twitter.com/XNyOHNLCf8
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Sadly, the pilot is believed to have been killed on impact.
Emergency services remain at the scene.
No further information was available at the time of writing.