Man dies following helicopter crash in northern Tasmania

Following next of kin notifications to family, police can now confirm a 41 year old Northern Tasmanian man has died following a helicopter crash near Pipers Brook this afternoon.

Police and emergency services were called to the scene near Pipers Brook Road, Pipers Brook, about 3.20pm today.

The man  – the pilot and only occupant of the helicopter – was seriously injured but sadly died at the scene.

Initial investigations suggest that the pilot was in the area undertaking duties relating to bushfires in the Lebrina area when it crashed in a paddock. 

Our thoughts are with the man’s family and loved ones at this difficult time.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will be advised and will undertake an investigation.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information who may have seen the aircraft near Pipers Brook just before the crash should call Launceston Police on 131444 or report to Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or Information can be provided anonymously.