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September 24, 2016


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 September 18.

(Thanks to Roberto)


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Clipped beef, and the copter's toast?

(Ok, even for me, that was bad....)

The beta mustering helicopter has a tendency to mistake a cow for its mate. It hovers gingerly, trying to get a scent, and failing, strikes the cow.

The alpha mustering helicopter does not have this problem.

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