Investigation number
AO-2022-057
Occurrence date
Location
near Ramingining
State
Northern Territory
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 a Robinson Helicopter Company R22, registered VH-LOS, 40 km south-west of Ramingining, Northern Territory.

After departing on Monday 14 November, the aircraft failed to return. The helicopter wreckage was located on Tuesday 15 November. The pilot, the sole occupant of the aircraft, was fatally injured.

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

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
Departure point
To be advised
Destination
To be advised
Model
R22 BETA
Serial number
1715
Sector
Helicopter
Registration
VH-LOS
Damage
Destroyed
Manufacturer
Robinson Helicopter Co
Aircraft Operator
To be advised