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Morning update: Search for missing helicopter pilot off Port Hedland

Friday 16 March 2018
Search operations for a missing helicopter pilot off Port Hedland will resume this morning, involving four vessels, seven helicopters and AMSA’s Challenger search and rescue jet.
Media Release

Today’s search will cover an area more than 1000 square kilometres. Weather conditions for the search are good, with clear visibility and calm seas.

Western Australia Police are making arrangements for a sub-surface search for the wreckage of the helicopter.

Western Australia Police, Pilbara Ports Authority, Port Hedland Pilots, Vessel Traffic Services, Aviator Group, and State Emergency Services volunteers are supporting the search.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will investigate the incident.

View stock images and footage of AMSA’s Challenger search and rescue jet.