March 13, 2018 01:19:51by

Mangled debris covers airfield after helicopter crashes following 'loud bang'

Mangled debris covers airfield after helicopter crashes following \'loud bang\'

One person has been injured after a helicopter crashed at Perth Airport in Scotland leaving a mangled debris on the airfield.

The injured person, believed to be an engineer, crawled from the aircraft but suffered a leg injury in the crash.

The mangled remains of the aircraft could be seen as it lay toppled on its side with the rotors and tail badly damaged but no evidence of fire.

Police were alerted to the incident at 10:48am today at the airfield at New Scone which is used for private and business flights and for flying lessons.

A witness at the aerodrome told BBC that the aircraft was undergoing ground checks with its rotors turning when it crashed on its side.

The engineer crawled from the wreckage and was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it had not been asked to attend, the Daily Record reports.

Police Scotland said: “There is one male casualty with a leg injury.”

Eyewitness Connor Wojtowicz said: “I was sitting in my room which is 150ft from where the helicopter came down.

“I heard it take off and it didn’t sound right at all – then there was a bang."

ACS Aviation, Perth Airport's operator, tweeted: "We are aware of a ground incident at Perth Airport today involving a privately owned helicopter that was undergoing maintenance."