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Crash site found after helicopter went missing


A crash site has been found after a helicopter went missing north of Melbourne this morning, 9News understands.

There are fears several passengers were on board.

The helicopter was one of two travelling north in convoy from Melbourne’s CBD over Mt Disappointment, an hour north of the city, when it disappeared just after 9.30am, according to Victoria Police.

A police helicopter has been searching for the missing helicopter. (Nine)
There are fears a helicopter has crashed in rural Victoria with several passengers on board.
Emergency services are searching near Mt Disappointment. (9News)

Emergency services were still searching for the missing helicopter as of 11.30am.

State Emergency Service volunteers, paramedics, police and Fire Forest Management workers have set up a staging point at Mt Disappointment.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau spokesman said they were aware of the incident and were gathering more information.

The area is covered with low cloud and smoke from recent bushfire burn-offs.

Ambulance crews are on scene. (Nine)

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