Facility

Helibrook Pty Ltd, a helicopter company operated by Matt Wright.

Incident Type

Charges related to unsafe aircraft operation and maintenance practices.

Date of Incident

Charges announced following an investigation into practices leading up to 2022.

Penalty Imposed

Pending legal proceedings against Wright and Helibrook.

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Introduction

Matt Wright, known for his role in “Outback Wrangler,” faces charges from NT WorkSafe for allegedly operating unsafe aircraft, following an investigation into practices at his helicopter company, Helibrook.

Details of the Incident

NT WorkSafe has charged Wright and Helibrook with breaches of work health and safety laws, citing evidence of misconduct in maintaining aircraft flight logs, which potentially compromised the safety of pilots and passengers.

Operational Context

The charges relate to allegations of falsifying flight hours and interfering with aircraft maintenance records, impacting the regular inspection and replacement of life-limited components critical to the aircraft’s airworthiness.

Court’s Decision and Impact on Victims

Wright and Helibrook Pty Ltd have been charged with two counts of reckless conduct under the Work Health and Safety Act. The case brings to light issues around the adherence to safety regulations in aircraft operation.

Article Link

For more information, visit Carter Capner Law’s coverage of the charges against Matt Wright.

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