2014 February: Legerwood (Tas) Crop Spraying Accident

At 620am on Sunday 23rd February 2014  Tasmania Police were advised that a helicopter had crashed around first light while engaged in crop dusting activities.  The crash occurred at Legerwood (North Eastern Tasmania). 

The pilot (male aged 65 years) did not sustain any injuries.

The helicopter was a Hughes 269 model, and is extensively damaged.  The value of the aircraft is $200,000.00

Investigations are continuing regarding the cause of the accident.
Workplace Standards and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau have been advised of this incident and will assist Tasmania Police with investigations.