Two dead, including a child, in Western Australia helicopter crash

A child and an adult have been killed in a helicopter crash in northern Western Australia.

Police were notified of the crash about 2.30pm on Saturday in the Broome suburb of Bilingurr, in the state’s Kimberley region.

Another two occupants – a child and an adult – remain in hospital in a critical condition, WA police said.

The child who died is believed to be an 11-year-old girl, police say.

St John Ambulance and Department of Fire and Emergency Services personnel also responded to the crash.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed it will investigate the crash of the Robinson R44 helicopter.