Monday, September 15, 2008
A helicopter went down in the Kimberley region of Australia killing four civilians. The pilot, who was male, died along with three female passengers. The crash happened at the Purnululu National Park. A bushfire was started by the crash but authorities say it will be contained. The accident occurred 6.2 miles from the Bellburn airstrip serving the town of Argyle, where there is a diamond mine.
The helicopter was owned and operated by Slingair Heliwork.
== Sources ==
AFP. "Four dead in Australia helicopter crash:Police" — Yahoo, September 14, 2008
"Four die in Aust helicopter crash" — Reuters, September 14, 2008