(South Australia Police)
Two men have escaped unhurt from a helicopter which crashed and caught fire, west of Ceduna in South Australia.
Police said the man and his son, 23, from Victoria tried to put out the fire but then got clear before the entire craft erupted in flames.
The helicopter had refuelled and left Ceduna airport late in the afternoon.
About 45 minutes later, the pilot smelt smoke and made an emergency landing in a paddock about 80 kilometres west of Ceduna.
The six-seater Eurocopter had been valued at more than $1 million.
The men had been heading to Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.