NTSB Identification: SEA04WA184
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 08, 2004 in Roma, Australia
Aircraft: Robinson R44, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

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

On September 8, 2004, about 1845 Eastern Standard Time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, VH-JWX, was substantially damaged after impacting terrain while approaching a homestead near Eurella Station, located approximately 29 nautical miles west-southwest of Roma, Queensland, Australia. The helicopter was operating under the provisions of the Australian civil aviation regulations. The pilot and sole passenger sustained fatal injuries. The accident occurred at 26 degrees 06 minutes south latitude and 148 degrees 02 minutes east longitude.

It was reported that the helicopter was seen approaching the homestead but the pilot and passenger did not subsequently arrive at the house. A search found that the helicopter had impacted the ground.

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 6434
Web site www.atsb.gov.au

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