Monday, March 19, 2018

Heli-Aust Whitsundays Eurocopter EC135 P2+ VH-ZGA Crashes into Water off Port Hedland in Western Australia

Really saddened to read over the weekend that Heli-Aust Whitsundays Eurocopter EC135 P2+ VH-ZGA ditched into water as it approached a bulk-carrier ship, North-West of Port Hedland in Western Australia, on Wednesday 14 March.  Two pilots were on board.

VH-ZGA approaches Mackay Airport  (File photo)

One of the pilots managed to escape soon after the crash, however the other was missing until sadly, his body was found, along with the wreckage, on Saturday 17 March.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating.

VH-ZGA (along with sister-ship VH-ZGZ) are pictured below in March last year at Mackay Airport as they prepared for departure to Port Hedland where they have been operating for Port Hedland Helicopters on marine pilot transfer and other flights.

File photo

Our thoughts and prayers go to the victims and their families and friends.

Photos taken by 'AC'  ©

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