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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the reported mid-air collision between a Robinson helicopter and a Piper Cub that occurred during the late afternoon on 13 February 2008, in the ranges north of Gascoyne Junction.

A team of four (4) Transport Safety Investigators is expected to be in Carnarvon later today to commence the on-site phase of the investigation.

Any person/witness with information about the accident is encouraged to contact the ATSB on 1800 020 616.

Further advice will be provided if the ATSB decides to conduct a media conference at the accident site.

The ATSB expects to have a preliminary factual report available for public release in approximately thirty (30) days from the date of the accident.

Media contact: 1800 020 616
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Last update 01 April 2011