20 Dec 2008

Helicopter pilot walks from crash

6:10 am on 20 December 2008

A pilot has walked away from a helicopter crash in Auckland on Friday.

The accident happened about 3pm at Whitford Forest, 35km southeast of the city.

The man, 22, had been practising taking off and landing when he got into difficulty and was forced to make an emergency landing.

The Civil Aviation Authority is investigating.