A HELICOPTER has crash landed in Salisbury.

Three people are thought to have been on board when the crash happened at the Churchfields Industrial Estate just after 9.30am.

Early reports are that all three people managed to get out of the wreckage, one was injured but no one was killed.

Perri Woods was walking her dog when she saw the helicopter, believed to be civilian rather than military, pass overhead and crash near the Wiltshire Council depot at Stephenson Road.

Her husband Nick, who works at the Bathroom Store, said: “It came overhead and crashed into the trees. There was a terrible smell of aviation fluid and people from the council depot went running over to help.”

Sandra Biffen, who works nearby, was one of the first on the scene.

She said: “We’ve just seen a helicopter come across. It looked like it was going to land over Harnham but it came down, shot up into the air and the tail sung round.”

Police, firefighters and paramedics are at the scene, including the South Central Air Ambulance and two tactical advisers from a hazardous area response team, specially trained to deal with hazardous situations.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service said: “We have two fire engines and an emergency support unit from Salisbury in attendance. It’s not on fire, but they’re making it safe as there is fuel involved.”