NTSB Identification: LAX04WA128
Accident occurred Monday, February 09, 2004 in Bribie Island, Australia
Aircraft: Robinson R22, registration:
Injuries: 2 Serious.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On February 9, 2004, about 2330 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Robinson R22, VH-HBI, made a hard landing while practicing forced landings at Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia. The pilot was operating the helicopter as an instructional flight under the provisions of the Australian civil aviation regulations. The flight instructor and the student pilot sustained serious injuries; the helicopter sustained substantial damage.

The accident is under the jurisdiction of and is being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Further information can be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
15 Mort Street, Braddon ACT 2612, Australia
P.O. Box 967, Civic Square ACT 2608, Australia

Phone +61-2-6274-6479
Fax +61-2-6274-1290
Web site www.atsb.gov.au

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