Helicopter crash kills two near the Snowy Mountains just days after another chopper came down in Victoria killing all five on board
- Two people killed in a helicopter crash in the Snowy Mountains in NSW’s south
- Australian Transport Safety Bureau and police launch separate investigations
- It’s second fatal helicopter crash within days after five people killed in Victoria
Two people have been killed in a helicopter crash in southern NSW, the second fatal crash within days.
Emergency services found the wreckage 200m east of the Snowy Mountains Highway, Kiandra Flats shortly before midnight Monday.
The two occupants died at the scene. Their identities are yet to be confirmed.
A crime scene has been set up as police launched an investigation into the circumstances of the crash.
Two people were killed in a helicopter crash in the Snowy Mountains (pictured) on Monday
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has also launched a separate investigation.
It’s the second fatal helicopter crash in Australia in less than a week.
A pilot and four passengers died last Thursday when their helicopter came down at Mt Disappointment north of Melbourne.
The crash claimed the lives of pilot Dean Neal, Radford’s Abattoir chairman Paul Troja, AXIchain finance consultant Ian Perry and CEO Linda Woodford, along with First AG Capital and Sydney father-of- three Nicholas Vasudeva.
It’s also the second helicopter crash in the Snowy Mountains within weeks.
Five people including four National Park and Wildlife Service staff survived when their helicopter crashed near Guthega in Kosciuszko National Park on March 11.
Two survivors had to be winched to safety.
It’s the latest fatal helicopter tragedy within a week. Pictured is the wreckage in Mount Disappointment bushland last week with claimed the lives of five people