The pilot of a helicopter suffered life-threatening injuries after the aircraft crashed near a airport in Fairfield earlier today.
At approximately noon, emergency responders rushed to the Essex County Airport to investigate reports of an aircraft collision.
Police and rescue crews arrived and found the helicopter down in a grassy area near Dukak Road.
The pilot was assisted out of the damaged helicopter then rushed to St Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson for treatment.
A Hazmat crew arrived at the scene for a small fuel spill.
The incident remains under investigation and no other injuries were reported.