Pilot Dead In Water-bombing Helicopter Crash On NSW South Coast

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Pilot Dead In Water-bombing Helicopter Crash On NSW South Coast

A firefighting helicopter has crashed on the NSW South Coast, killing the pilot. 

The helicopter - believed to have just the pilot on board - crashed near Ulladulla after 2pm on Friday, it's been confirmed. 

A 1700-hectare bushfire is burning in the area but it is unknown if the helicopter was battling the blaze when it crashed.

The pilot is believed to have died in the crash. 

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The helicopter is a 1994 Kawasaki BK117 which has been registered to Sydney Helicopters since May 2015.

A spokesman for the company said they were still working to gather information and could not confirm details of the crash.

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"Significant resources" from emergency services including a rescue helicopter have been dispatched to the area, a NSW Police spokesman said.

It's understood nearby naval base HMAS Albatross is also providing assistance.

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