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Date & Time:

Mar 31, 2022

Type of aircraft:

Airbus Helicopters EC 130 T2

Operator:

Microflite PTY LTD

Registration:

VH-XWD

Flight Type:

Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi

Survivors:

No

Schedule:

Tocumwal, VIC

Location:

Mount Disappointment, VIC

Total fatalities:

5

Total Occupants:

5

Circumstances:

A Eurocopter Helicopter – manufactured by Airbus – collided with terrain near Mount Disappointment en route to Tocumwal in Victoria from Mt Beauty. All 5 occupants on the private charter died.

The accident appears to have occurred as a result of the aircraft entering cloud despite it being a VFR (Visual Flight Rules) operation.
Such occurrence is the most frequent cause of avoidable aircraft fatalities and involve pilots who lack the training, experience and recency flying into such conditions.

The crashes of helicopters in July (Maroota NSW), October (Casino, NSW; Booralaming, WA) and November (Glyde River, NT) each killed their pilots.

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.