Preliminary report release 11 July 2011

At about 1140 Eastern Standard Time on 8 September 2011, a Eurocopter AS350BA helicopter, registered VH-RDU, with a pilot and two passengers on board, collided with terrain on approach to land at a helicopter landing site that was located on a peak of Double Mountain South, Queensland.

The pilot and front seat passenger were fatally injured and the rear seat passenger received serious injuries. The helicopter was substantially damaged. There was no fire.