Investigation number
AO-2022-044
Occurrence date
Location
Budgerygar Station
State
Queensland
Report status
Pending
Investigation level
Short
Investigation type
Occurrence Investigation
Investigation phase
Evidence collection
Investigation status
Active
Aviation occurrence type
Collision with terrain
Occurrence category
Accident
Highest injury level
Serious
Anticipated completion

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the collision with terrain of a Robinson Helicopter R22 Beta, registration VH-CWE  at Budgerygar Station, Queensland on 26 September 2022.

During landing, the pilot lost control and the helicopter collided with terrain. The pilot sustained serious injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.

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 that appropriate safety action can be taken.

Aircraft Details
Model
R22 BETA
Serial number
4522
Sector
Helicopter
Registration
VH-CWE
Damage
Substantial
Manufacturer
Robinson Helicopter Co