22-Mar-14 VH-WSR Bell 412EP Newcastle, Australia

During the cruise, the crew observed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at about 1,000 ft above ground level. The UAV turned and tracked towards the helicopter and the helicopter crew took evasive action to avoid a collision.

Date:
22 March, 2014
Reg:
VH-WSR
Make:
Bell
Model:
B412
MSN:
36233
Location:
Newcastle, NSW
Country:
Australia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-056.aspx
Link:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-26/rescue-chopper-pilot-says-drone-collision-could-have-been-disas/5345618

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