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Court orders Choppair to pay $200 000 to pilot involved in crash

Court orders Choppair to pay $200 000 to pilot involved in crash

Choppair has been issued to pay Emma Bobridge, the pilot of the Bell Helicopter that crashed in 2013, a sum of over $200 000. Emma Bobridge reported negligence by Choppair, she claimed that it felt that her right skid was stuck on the landing mat during take-off. Company Director Micheal Van Der Zypp countered her… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Oct-16

02-Nov-13 VH-VDZ Bell 206L Melbourne, Australia

Crashed on take-off, falling onto its side.  Sole occupant pilot Emma Bobridge to hospital but released within 12 hours

02-Nov-13

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05-Dec-11 VH-XTY Schweizer 300CBi Moorabbin, Australia

During flying training, the helicopter rolled over and subsequently impacted the ground. The two occupants were uninjured but the helicopter was seriously damaged.

05-Dec-11

Helicopter operations to be moved away from Moorabbin?

Helicopter operations to be moved away from Moorabbin?

The Minister of Transport has demanded that airport management “take immediate steps to improve the way it engages nearby communities and responds to their concerns about safety and noise”.  Helo ops look threatened, which would be high impact to the industry as many are based here.

Source: Aviation Business, 07-Jul-10