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 investigation identified several problems with Parks Australia’s safety procedures
- It found high staff turnover and poor documentation led to limited oversight
- Aerial culling operations in the national park remain suspended
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…