AMSA locates missing helicopter

Thursday 28 July 2011

AMSA’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) has been conducting a search for a helicopter with one person onboard overdue on a flight from Big Rock Dam to Brooking Springs Station (near Fitzroy Crossing) in Western Australia.

Media Release

The helicopter had not been sighted since departing Big Rock Dam at approximately 5pm (local time) yesterday.

At approximately 12:45pm today the aircraft was sighted within the search area.

Search teams onsite have confirmed there are no survivors.

Western Australia Police are now on scene and continuing further investigations.