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ATSB report into 2019 Kakadu helicopter crash finds numerous Parks Australia safety issues

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An investigation into a mechanical failure that caused a 2019 helicopter crash in Kakadu has found a number of oversights in Parks Australia’s safety procedures worsened the accident that three crew were lucky to survive.

The helicopter crashed into terrain during a feral horse cull in a remote section of Kakadu National Park in May two years ago.

Two park rangers and the pilot were flown to Royal Darwin Hospital with serious back injuries and chemical burns from spilled fuel.

The Australian Transport Safety…



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