On February 2, 2006, at 0930 local time, a Bell 206B III, Australian registry VH-MFI collided with terrain approximately 11 nautical miles from Parkes, NSW, Australia. Southwest Helicopters Pty Ltd was operating the helicopter under the provisions of the Australian Civil Aviation Regulations. The pilot and two passengers sustained fatal injuries; the helicopter was destroyed.

This accident is under the jurisdiction of, and is being investigated by, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). For further information, contact the ATSB at:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
PO Box 967
Civic Square
Canberra ACT 2608

Telephone 02.6274.6420

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