NTSB Identification: LAX04WA234
Accident occurred Sunday, May 30, 2004 in Queensland, Australia
Aircraft: Robinson R22 Mariner, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

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

On May 30, 2004, about 0130 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Robinson R22 Mariner, VH-MIB, impacted terrain and caught fire about 30-40 kilometers south of Tobermorey Station, Queensland, Australia. The helicopter, operated under the pertinent provisions of the Australian civil air regulations, was conducting an aerial assessment of a fence line. The helicopter was destroyed in the accident sequence. There were two people on board the helicopter; one received fatal injuries, and the other received serious injuries.

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 6464
Fax +61 2 6274 6699
Web site www.atsb.gov.au

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