Cow brings down chopper in North Queensland

Queensland Police are investigating the crash of a Robinson R22 Beta mustering helicopter, after its pilot allegedly struck a cow whilst herding cattle on a Coen Cattle Station on Sunday. It is believed the rails underneath the helicopter got tangled up in the cow’s horns, causing the chopper to lose balance. Police from Coen were called to the incident just after 2.40pm with reports the helicopter had crashed onto the Peninsula Development Road 15km south of Coen. As a result of the rough landing the helicopter has caught fire and been totally destroyed. The Rural Fire Service attended the crash site and extinguished…

Source: Beef Central
Cow brings down chopper in North Queensland