On February 2, 2007, at 1609 local time, a Bell 407, Australian registry VH-HRT, collided with terrain near Warialda, Australia, following a loss of engine power. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by, Hunter Region SLSA helicopter Rescue Service, Limited, under the pertinent provisions of the Australian civil aviation regulations. The helicopter was substantially damaged during the accident sequence. The two pilots and two passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The origin and destination points of the flight are unknown at this time.

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

Address: 15 Mort St, Canberra City
Mail: PO Box 967, Civic Square, ACT 2608, Australia

Phone 61 2 6274 6431

Facsimile 61 2 6274 6474


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