The incident saw the two-seat Extra EA-300’s propellor collide with the Guimbal Cabri G2’s fuselage, and the G2’s landing skid in return puncture the aircraft’s fuel tank.
The Garlick Helicopters UH-1H, registered VH-ONZ, was being used to aid Australia’s Black Summer bushfire season on the NSW South Coast, when it experienced a critical engine failure 100 feet above water.
The state's premier, Mark McGowan, said the new helicopter will replace the Eurocopter Dauphin AS365 that has been operating in its fleet since 2011.
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