The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating a collision with terrain accident involving a Robinson R22 helicopter 70 km WNW of Hay, New South Wales, on 26 May 2021.
During aerial agricultural operations, the helicopter collided with terrain. The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured.
As part of the investigation the ATSB will examine the wreckage, analyse any available recorded data, review pilot and maintenance records, and interview involved parties.
A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.
Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||26 May 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||12:09 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||70 km west north west of Hay, New South Wales||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||New South Wales||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2022|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Robinson Helicopter Co|
|Aircraft model||R22 BETA|
|Operator||Stock and Station Aviation Pty. Ltd.|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|