An elderly man was lucky to escape with only minor injuries after he was trapped in a helicopter crash at Lismore Airport this morning.
About 10.50am NSW time police and paramedics were called following reports a small helicopter had crashed on the airport landing strip.
Police from Richmond Local Area Command located a two-seater RotorWay Exec 162F helicopter on its side with significant damage.
The 82-year-old male pilot was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics for non-life threatening leg injuries.
Initial inquiries indicate the helicopter crashed at low altitude as the pilot was practicing takeoff and landing.
Police will assist the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), who will investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.
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