RFS water-bombing helicopter goes down near Eden

Dominic Giannini 9 January 2020
Ben Boyd Dam

Ben Boyd Dam. Photo: Bega Valley Shire Council.

A water-bombing helicopter has ditched into a dam on the far South Coast at around 4:00 pm this afternoon (9 January).

The aircraft, which was contracted to the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and tasked to the Clyde Mountain fire, was ditched into the Ben Boyd Reservoir in the Ben Boyd National Park at Edrom, in the Bega Valley Shire.

The pilot was able to free himself and is safe onshore while the aircraft remains submerged, the RFS said.

Ambulances are responding at the scene.

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11 Responses to RFS water-bombing helicopter goes down near Eden

Susie Edmonds Susie Edmonds 11:43 pm 10 Jan 20

Louise Jane Dickson...bugger

Carol Comerford Carol Comerford 5:55 am 10 Jan 20

Happy to hear the pilot wasn’t hurt🌟

Roslyn Bennett Roslyn Bennett 12:54 am 10 Jan 20

Glad to hear the pilot is okay . I hope the dam water is as well !!

Louise Jane Dickson Louise Jane Dickson 10:00 pm 09 Jan 20

We need a bugger icon. I am glad the pilot is ok.

Margaret Edwards Margaret Edwards 9:46 pm 09 Jan 20

I'm glad the pilot is safe

Maria Roncelli Maria Roncelli 8:39 pm 09 Jan 20

Hope he is okay 🙏🏼🥰

Lynn Nerdal Lynn Nerdal 6:23 pm 09 Jan 20

The pilot is ok. The helicopter is still in the water according to WIN News just now.

Lynette Booth Lynette Booth 6:13 pm 09 Jan 20

Hope the pilot is ok

Anni Chilton Anni Chilton 6:00 pm 09 Jan 20

So hope everyone is ok 🙏