Accidents

Springvale: Chopper pilot killed

A helicopter pilot was found dead and his chopper burned at 7:30 this morning.

A search started when the 34-year-old failed to return to Springvale Station at 6:00pm last night.

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 Halls Creek, Police and courts Comments Off

Halls Creek crash: Tourist badly hurt

A young Irish tourist was hurt badly when the van he was in rolled on the Tanami Road yesterday morning.

Courtesy Tanami Action Group

Courtesy Tanami Action Group

The driver was not hurt but two passengers in the back had broken bones.

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Saturday, June 14th, 2014 Halls Creek, Police and courts Comments Off

Broome fatal plane crash: Investigators report

Crash investigators say a sudden power loss caused the 2012 crash that killed pilot Adam Gaffney, 27.

The two magneto switches were in the “off” position.

They said it is possible the pilot switched them off, thinking they were the nearby landing lights switches.

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 Broome Comments Off

Derby Highway death: Man charged

Police have charged a man after a fatal accident on Derby Highway last December.

The car he was driving collided with a cow, killing a 13-year-old girl passenger.

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Sunday, June 1st, 2014 Broome, Derby, Police and courts Comments Off

Fitzroy Valley: Jerry can blamed for chopper crash

An inquiry found an empty jerry can caused a low-flying chopper to crash while mustering cattle.

The pilot had stowed the jerry can on a passengers seat with a steering wheel, but wind dislodged it and blew it onto a steering control.

He was not injured.

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Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 Fitzroy Crossing Comments Off

Cars roll in two locations

An ambulance has been sent to attend an accident at Cherrabun Road.

Police say a car with five passengers rolled early this afternoon.

In a separate accident this morning, a car with seven passengers rolled at Halls Creek’s Mardiwah Loop.

Only one passenger needed treatment.

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Saturday, May 24th, 2014 Halls Creek, Police and courts Comments Off

Call for straying cattle alert

Fitzroy  Crossing identity Patrick Davies is calling for public debate about the straying cattle problem on roads.

Patrick Davies

Patrick Davies

He invites you to join a facebook page called “Kimberley Cattle Alert”.

You can read his message here:

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Friday, April 4th, 2014 Government, Police and courts Comments Off

Wyndham: Man dies in crash

A man died when his car rolled in McPhee Street yesterday morning.

The West Australian http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/21763251/man-killed-in-wyndham-crash/

Police say he was 35 and from Kununrra Рmore details here: http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/21776891/driver-dies-after-car-lands-on-him/

 

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Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 Police and courts, Wyndham Comments Off
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