The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Bell 206L-1, VH-NBR, at Banks Peak, Moa Island, Queensland, on 22 April 2020.
During final approach, the helicopter collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The pilot and two passengers were recovered and taken to hospital for their injuries.
As part of the investigation, investigators will be interviewing the pilot and passengers, reviewing recorded flight data, and examining operational records.
Should any safety critical information be discovered at any time during the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify operators and regulators so appropriate and timely safety action can be taken.
A final report will be published at the conclusion of the investigation.
|Date:||22 April 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0813 AEST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Banks Peak, Moa Island||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Serious|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2020|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Bell Helicopter Co|
|Type of operation||Charter|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Destination||Banks Peak, Moa Island, Queensland|