Saturday, August 2, 2014

Investigation in Crash of Stock Air Helicopters Robinson R22 VH-ZZM West of Rockhampton

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has commenced an investigation into a collision with terrain involving Marlborough-based Stock Air Helicopters Robinson R22, VH-ZZM, at Alface Station, some 115 km West of Rockhampton, last month on Saturday 12 July.

Initial investigations by the ATSB reveal that while conducting a practice autorotation, the helicopter collided with terrain.

The helicopter was substantially damaged and a pilot sustained serious injuries.

As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the pilot and gather additional information.

A report will be released within several months.

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