TRAGEDY: Cam Taylor (left) was tragically killed in a chopper accident in the Northern Territory on Saturday. Cam is pictured here with Andrew Bassingthwaite and Mark Treasure at the Roma Rugby Old Boys day last year.
TRAGEDY: Cam Taylor (left) was tragically killed in a chopper accident in the Northern Territory on Saturday. Cam is pictured here with Andrew Bassingthwaite and Mark Treasure at the Roma Rugby Old Boys day last year. Alexia Austin

Roma local killed in chopper crash

THE Roma community is mourning the loss of a former local man following a fatal chopper crash in the Northern Territory on Saturday.

Campbell Taylor, 47, was confirmed as the man killed in a helicopter crash that occurred 125km north east of Alice Springs near the Old Ambalindum Station.

An employee for Hewitt Cattle Australia, Mr Taylor was also heavily involved with the Roma Echidnas Rugby League Club and Roma Polocrosse Club for a number of years.

The father of three played with the Echidnas in various sides as a half-back throughout finals and in later years played for the Roma Rugby Union Old Boys side for numerous footy trips.

Matthew Edwards who played along side Mr Taylor said he was an integral member of the Roma Echidnas. 

"Cam played in 2003 in the 20th anniversary year and was an integral member of our first ever A-Grade minor premiership and grand final side and he also played halfback in our 2004 grand final side," Mr Edwards said. 

"Cam was one of the most competitive and toughest players to play for the Echidnas. He also pulled on the boots for the silver Echidnas and participated in tours to Sydney and Norfolk Island.

"Sincere condolences go out to his family, especially his three children," he said.

Mr Taylor's 23-year-old colleague remains in hospital with injuries sustained during the crash.

More on the incident at The Chronicle: https://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/toowoomba-pilot-dies-in-northern-territory-crash/3587017/


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