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.