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Water Bombing Aircraft Crashes While Battling Victorian Fires

A water bombing helicopter has crashed into a dam while fighting bushfires in Victoria on Monday.

The chopper's crew, who are safe and being assessed by paramedics, were forced to swim to safety after they crashed into a dam, Victoria Police told 10 daily.

The aircraft had been fighting a fire in Gippsland when the crash occurred.

Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp said he was grateful the crew were safe.