Pilot hurt in accident


A HELICOPTER pilot escaped with minor injuries after his Bell 427 helicopter ditched in water in the Kimbe area yesterday.
It had failed to arrive in Kimbe at 11.10am as scheduled and was reported at about 1pm that it was in the water and the pilot, the sole occupant, had been rescued, PNG Accident Investigation Commission chief commissioner Hubert Namani said.
He said a team of investigators would be sent to Kimbe this morning.
Namani said PNG Air Services Ltd had reported the accident.
No other details were available.