NTSB Identification: WPR09WA296
Accident occurred Thursday, June 25, 2009 in Paraburdoo, Australia
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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

On June 25, 2009 at 2230 local time, a Robinson R22 helicopter, Australia registry VH-HXO, collided with the ground near Paraburdoo, Western Australia. The helicopter was owned and operated by a private individual and was on a non-commercial cross country flight under the pertinent provisions of the Australian civilian aviation regulations. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The helicopter was destroyed in the ground collision sequence and the pilot, the sole occupant, was killed. The flight had reportedly departed from Newman, Western Australia, and was enroute to Uaroo Station.

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

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
Street address:
62 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6257 4150
Fax: (02) 6247 3117

Postal address:
PO Box 967
Civic Square ACT 2608

1800 020 616
Tel: (02) 6257 4150
Tel International: +61 2 6257 4150
Fax: (02) 6247 3117
Email: atsbinfo@atsb.gov.au
ABN: 86 267 354 017


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