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The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain involving a Robinson R44 helicopter, registered VH-ZNZ and with two persons on board, 41 km north-west of Mossman, Queensland, on 18 November 2016. The pilot was seriously injured and transported to hospital and the passenger was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed by the impact forces and post-impact fire.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will:

  • collect and review aircraft and pilot documentation, including maintenance records
  • review the operation and flight
  • review the weather conditions affecting the flight
  • when appropriate, interview the pilot and any witnesses.

Witnesses are asked to call the ATSB on 1800 020 616.

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