The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22 Beta, VH-KZV, 130km ENE of Alice Springs Airport, Northern Territory on 24 November 2018.
The helicopter collided with terrain about 130km ENE of Alice Springs Airport. A passenger and pilot were on board. The passenger sustained serious injuries and the pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed.
A final report will be released at the end of the investigation.
Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.
|Date:||24 November 2018||Investigation status:||Active|
|Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|Location:||130km ENE of Alice Springs||Investigation type:||Occurrence Investigation|
|State:||Northern Territory||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Expected completion:||4th Quarter 2019||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Robinson Helicopter Co|
|Aircraft model||R22 Beta|
|Operator||Hewitt Cattle Australia|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Ambalindum Station, NT|