04-Feb-11 VH-HFH Robinson R44 Cessnock, Australia (2F)

R44 burst into flames on impact.  Student pilot was taken to hospital in a critical condition with serious burns.  Instructor Ivor Durham, owner and director of Newcastle Helicopters, died along with 21-year old Sam Bateman.

Date
February 4, 2011
Reg
VH-HFH
Make
Robinson
Model
R44
MSN
0505
Location
Cessnock Aerodrome, NSW
Country
Australia
CivilMilitary
Civil
Fatal
2
Operator
Newcastle-Helicopters
Link 1
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/two-feared-dead-in-chopper-crash/story-e6frf7l6-1226000156451
Link 2
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/two-dead-in-nsw-helicopter-crash/story-e6frfku0-1226000146444#ixzz1Cx5DImJk
Link 3
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/three-die-in-twin-tragedies-in-the-hunter-valley/story-e6frg6nf-1226000464089

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