Accident Robinson R66 Turbine VH-KFT, Thursday 26 October 2023
ASN logo
 
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Thursday 26 October 2023
Time:c. 09:20 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R66 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R66 Turbine
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-KFT
MSN: 1138
Year of manufacture:2022
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:off Hawks Nest, NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Cessnock Airport, NSW (CES/YCNK)
Destination airport:Forster Airport, NSW (FOT/YFST)
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
Robinson R66 Turbine crashed in sea near Hawks Nest, New South Wales.
The pilot and his dog were killed and the helicopter was destroyed.

Sources:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-10-27/helicopter-search-man-dog-port-stephens-nsw/103029672
https://www.2hd.com.au/2023/10/27/search-continue-for-missing-helicopter-and-its-occupants-at-port-stephens/
https://www.casa.gov.au/search-centre/aircraft-register?search_api_fulltext=KFT
https://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/VHKFT/history/20231025/2150Z/YCNK/L%20-32.69925%20152.19481
ATSB

Location

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Oct-2023 06:17 Aerossurance Updated
27-Oct-2023 16:41 harro Updated
27-Oct-2023 17:45 RobertMB Updated

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
www.FlightSafety.org