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The helicopter pilot was conducting mustering operations at the time of the accident. The initial evidence suggests the helicopter may have struck a tree before impacting the ground. The pilot and passenger received fatal injuries in the impact.

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General details
Date: 19 May 1996 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1130 EST  
Location   (show map):Bundubaroo Station Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 25 February 1997 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Robinson Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: R22 
Aircraft registration: VH-AVE 
Serial number: 0839 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Bundubaroo Station
Departure time:1050 EST
Destination:Bundubaroo Station
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 1102
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Last update 13 May 2014