NTSB Identification: WPR10WA080
Accident occurred Wednesday, December 09, 2009 in Dorrigo, Australia, Australia
Aircraft: BELL 206, 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 December 9, 2009, at 1225 universal coordinated time a Bell 206 L-1, VH-MJO, operated by Commercial Helicopters Pty Ltd. collided with the terrain during takeoff near Dorrigo, Australia. The flight was for the purpose of performing an aerial survey. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The pilot was seriously injured and a crew member was killed. The flight was departing at the time.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of Australia. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Government of Australia. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB)
P.O. Box 967, civic Square
Canberra A.C.T. 2608

Tel: +612 6274 6054
Fax: +612 6274 6434

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