Western Australia Police grounded after Chief Pilot and deputy resign

Western Australia Police grounded after Chief Pilot and deputy resign 6 Jan, 15, Source: HeliHub.com

The State of Western Australia is currently without aerial law enforcement after both the Chief Pilot and Deputy Chief Pilot resigned, according to local press.  The Western Australian added that “Assistant Commissioner Nick Anticich denied last night the resignations were linked to personality clashes within the police Air Wing, despite rumours of tension and infighting”.

Western Australia Police started operating in September 1992 with a Kawasaki-built BK117B2 (known as “Polair 61”), to which they added a new AS365N3+ Dauphin (“Polair 62”) in June 2012.  They also operate two Pilatus PC12 fixed wing, but these are more for transportation around the vast area of the state and not for aerial law enforcement per se.

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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