September 20, 2023

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Date:
20-SEP-2023

Type of Aircraft:
Bell Helicopter 204B

Location:
Eastern side of the Main Ranges, near Tarome, QLD – Australia

Nature:
Firefighting

Circumstances:

**During firefighting operations on September 20, 2023, a Bell Helicopter 204B crashed into a dam at Tarome, on the eastern side of the Main Ranges. The pilot miraculously escaped unharmed from the incident. The helicopter was engaged in a critical operation, attempting to control a wildfire in the area when the crash occurred. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is actively investigating this incident under case number AO-2023-044, with a preliminary report already released in December 2023, aiming to determine the specific causes and potential safety measures to prevent future occurrences.**

Encountered issues on this flight or another? Carter Capner Law is expert in compensation and insurance claims arising out of accidents in light aircraft, helicopters, charter flights, balloons, commuter aircraft and airlines. We act for pilots, passengers, operators, aircraft owners and aviation employees worldwide. Call today on 1300 529 529 or click here to reach Carter Capner Law. Click on Client Showcase to view our history of aircraft accident compensation claims.