2011 June: Nerada (Qld) Crop Duster Accident

Pilot conscious after hitting powerlines at Nerada, near Innisfail

Courier Mail June 20 2011

EMERGENCY services are treating a pilot after the helicopter he was flying crashed into powerlines near Innisfail.

It is believed a crop duster crashed at about 8.57am at Nerada, near Innisfail.

Initial reports suggested the pilot, who was the only person in the helicopter, was conscious and breathing, an emergency services spokeswoman said.