A male pilot has escaped serious injury after a waterbomber helicopter crashed north of Newcastle.
A Nine News video shows the chopper bearing the logo of Touchdown Helicopters, a privately owned charter company based at Shellharbour Airport in Albion Park Rail.
The helicopter was fighting a blaze at Jarrah Road, Girvan, on the Mid-North Coast.
The man, who was the only person on board, was taken to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle as a precaution after a hard landing at Crawford River on Saturday.
Touchdown Helicopters was contacted for comment.