Accident Eurocopter EC 130B4 VH-XKQ, 02 Jan 2023
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 305478
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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-XKQ
MSN: 4639
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Sea World Heliport (YSWD), Main Beach, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
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.





Revision history:

02-Jan-2023 05:05 Pineapple Added
02-Jan-2023 05:07 Pineapple Updated [Time]
02-Jan-2023 07:28 freddocat Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
02-Jan-2023 07:39 joehupp2004 Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Source]
02-Jan-2023 07:51 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Source, Category]
02-Jan-2023 07:59 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Jan-2023 08:11 Pineapple Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Category]
02-Jan-2023 12:29 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
02-Jan-2023 17:12 RobertMB Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Jan-2023 20:10 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]
03-Jan-2023 07:30 Anon. Updated [Phase, Narrative]
03-Jan-2023 13:54 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
04-Jan-2023 07:53 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
04-Jan-2023 13:51 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
04-Jan-2023 13:56 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
07-Jan-2023 18:13 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
14-Jan-2023 07:46 Romeo Golf Updated [Source]

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