Accident Robinson R22 Beta II VH-DLD,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 348735
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Date:Thursday 7 December 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R22 Beta II
Owner/operator:Harding Pastoral Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-DLD
MSN: 3675
Year of manufacture:2004
Engine model:Textron Lycoming O-360-J2A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:S of Mataranka, Sturt Plateau, NT -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bloodwood Station, NT
Destination airport:Gorrie Station, NT
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
A Robinson R22 Beta II crashed 80 kilometres south of Mataranka, Sturt Plateau, Northern Territory.
The sole pilot died and the helicopter was written off.

The helicopter pilot, who was the sole occupant, was returning home and made a radio call at about 1945 to confirm that their home station lighting was on but did not arrive at their destination.

Sources: (photo)

Revision history:

10-Dec-2023 03:15 Geno Added
10-Dec-2023 07:52 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
14-Dec-2023 18:27 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Dec-2023 12:56 Sir olf Updated [Source]

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