On May 20, 2010, about 0415 Universal Coordinated Time, a Bell 206 L-3, VH-OSU, operated by a pilot from New Zealand doing crop spraying operations struck a power line and subsequently collided with terrain near Latrobe Valley Aerodrome, Traralgon, Australia. The meteorological conditions were not reported at the time. The helicopter was destroyed and the pilot, the sole occupant, was killed. The departure and destination airports are unknown.

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 Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB)
P.O. Box 967, Civic Square
Canberra A.C.T. 2608
Telephone: (61) 2 6257-4150
Fax: (61) 2 6274-6434

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