Chopper mustering pilot accident on Rutland Plains Station

A mustering chopper pilot was struck by the rotor blade of his R22 on Rutland Plains in mid June, and unfortunately he died at the scene. Apparently he was only in his 20s. Most of these helicopter accidents involve tail rotors, but apparently in this instance it was the overhead rotor.

Rutland Plains cattle station runs onto the Gulf of Carpentaria, just south of Kowanyama.