Five survive Australian chopper crash

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Five people have survived a helicopter crash off the coast of Western Australia's remote Kimberley region.

The crew are believed to have been undertaking survey work when the chopper tipped and rolled as it smashed into the ocean on Saturday morning.

Staff from a nearby fish farm in Cone Bay, north of Broome, jumped in a boat and pulled the five crew members from the wreckage site, a police spokesman said.

Remarkably no one was seriously injured.

-AAP

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