NTSB Identification: WPR09WA250
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 19, 2008 in Murray Bridge, Australia
Aircraft: MCDONNELL DOUGLAS 369, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious,1 Minor.

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

On November 19, 2008, about 1115 Australian central daylight-saving time, a pilot and two linesmen were operating a McDonnell Douglas 369D helicopter, Australian registry VH-PLJ, to test a high-voltage power line between Mannum and Mobilong, SA. While maneuvering to test a conductor joint, the helicopter's main rotors struck a conductor and the helicopter impacted the ground. One linesman was fatally injured and the other sustained minor injuries; the pilot sustained serious injuries.

This accident is under the jurisdiction of, and is being investigated by, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. For additional information regarding this accident investigation contact the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).

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