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Chopper lands on track in train accident

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 3/05/2016

Rescue helicopter pilots had no choice but to land on a railway track after a woman's brush with a train in the Bay of Plenty.

The woman was taken away with only minor injuries after being struck by a cargo train near the local marae at Otamarakau on Tuesday morning.

Along with fire, police and ambulance teams, a helicopter was sent from Rotorua and had to make an emergency landing on the train tracks for lack of other options.

Although the crew confirmed there were no trains coming along the tracks being setting down, they kept the engine running just in case, a BayTrust Rescue Helicopter spokesman said.

The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance.

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