On February 21, 2006, at 2000 local time, a Robinson R44, Australian registry VH-HBS, collided with terrain 6 statute miles west of Gunpowder, Queensland, Australia. North Australian Helicopters Pty Ltd, who was also the registered owner of the helicopter, was operating it under the provisions of the Australian Civil Aviation Regulations. The pilot and three 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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