Accident Eurocopter EC 130B4 VH-XH9, 02 Jan 2023
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EC30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Eurocopter EC 130B4
Owner/operator:Sea World Helicopters Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-XH9
MSN: 3845
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Sea World Heliport (YSWD), Main Beach, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Sea World Heliport, QLD (YSWD)
Destination airport:Sea World Heliport, QLD (YSWD)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Two Eurocopter EC 130B4 helicopters of Sea World Helicopters suffered a mid-air collision near Sea World Heliport (YSWD), Main Beach, Queensland.
VH-XKQ was departing Sea World Heliport when it was struck by the approaching VH-XH9 and it crashed nose down onto a sand bank and VH-XH9 made an emergency landing on the same sand bank with severe damage to the cockpit section.
Four of the seven occupants died and three received critical injuries. Five of the six occupants of the VH-XH9 received minor injuries by cockpit glass debris.

Ex ZK-IVP, HP-12BL, N702LV, N325MP




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02-Jan-2023 05:04 Pineapple Added
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02-Jan-2023 05:07 Pineapple Updated [Time]
02-Jan-2023 07:39 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator]
02-Jan-2023 07:59 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Category]
02-Jan-2023 08:13 Pineapple Updated [Location]
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02-Jan-2023 17:05 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
02-Jan-2023 20:09 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
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03-Jan-2023 07:30 Anon. Updated [Phase, Narrative]
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07-Jan-2023 18:13 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
14-Jan-2023 07:45 Romeo Golf Updated [Source]

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