Investigation number
AO-2022-045
Occurrence date
Location
near Cowcowing Lakes
State
Western Australia
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
Fatal
Anticipated completion

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating the collision with terrain involving Robinson R22, VH-RAS, near Cowcowing Lakes, Western Australia, on 2 October 2022.

The pilot and passenger were fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed.

The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include examination of the accident site and wreckage, and the collection of other relevant evidence, including any recorded data, weather information, witness reports, and maintenance records.

A final report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. However, 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
Departure point
Koorda, Western Australia
Destination
Jandakot Aerodrome, Western Australia
Model
R22 BETA
Serial number
4617
Sector
Helicopter
Registration
VH-RAS
Operation type
Private
Damage
Destroyed
Manufacturer
Robinson Helicopter Co