Two injured in NSW helicopter crash

Luke Costin

A helicopter has been forced to make an emergency landing in mangroves in the NSW Hunter region, with the two men on board suffering minor injuries.

The pair were taken to hospital with grazes and bruising on Saturday after making the forced landing on the edge of Tilligerry Creek near Port Stephens about 2.30pm.

An operation to recover the aircraft has now commenced.

Five people died in September when the helicopter they were on plummeted into waters off Port Stephens.