The ATSB is investigating an accident involving a Robinson R44 helicopter, VH-HGU, that collided with terrain during a training flight near Marulan South, New South Wales on 2 December 2020.
The pilot and instructor on board were fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed by fire.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include examining the wreckage, interviewing any witnesses, and reviewing operational, maintenance and airworthiness data.
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.
|Date:||02 December 2020||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||16:30 EST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||30 km east of Goulburn Airport, near Marulan South||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2021|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Robinson Helicopter Co|
|Type of operation||Flying Training|
|Damage to aircraft||Destroyed|
|Departure point||Goulburn, New South Wales|
|Destination||Goulburn, New South Wales|