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Search Resumes For WA Helicopter Pilot

A massive search operation will resume at first light for a missing helicopter pilot off Western Australia's north coast.

The marine helicopter had been carrying two pilots when it ditched into the ocean about 30km from the mining export hub of Port Hedland around midnight on Wednesday, with the second pilot found inside a life raft about an hour after the crash.

Seven aircraft and seven vessels searched on Thursday for the trainee pilot, who was reportedly flying the helicopter, and searchers will be assisted by police divers on Friday.

AAP

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