Pilot David Wood, 62 from Canada, a contractor employed by Helicopter Resources was working with the Australian Antarctic program at Davis station from the 12th of December 2015.
Dave and another pilot had landed at a remote fuel depot on Monday the 11th of January when Dave disembarked his aircraft and fell in to a crevasse. He was returned to Davis station by helicopter after a 3 hour rescue mission but sadly passed away on Tuesday.
The Helicopter Resources staff and management offer their sincerest condolences to Mr Wood’s family.
Mr Wood was a respected colleague and friend to many in the Australian Antarctic program and at Helicopter Resources, with which he has been involved since the early 90's flying helicopters in the Antarctic during the '93/'94 season and later the '13/'14, '14/'15 and '15/'16 seasons. He also had extensive experience flying in the Arctic and Canada.
Read the media release from the Australian Antarctic Division: Here
We are pleased to announce the new office facilities currently under construction at our Cambridge base. The upgrade has been long overdue and we anticipate that the facilities will be up and running in the next 6-8 weeks. However in the mean time, operations will continue as normal. We ask that our clients use the vehicle gate around the side road and enter the hanger from the main hanger doors, exercising caution if helicopters are operating. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and we would like to emphasise that it is still operations normal. Please call the office on 03 6248 5130 for any queries.
The fourth voyage of the Aurora Australis for the season is under way today to resupply Macquarie Island and support some more Parks and Wildlife programs. The final voyage is expected to take 2 weeks, with 8 days of flying around the island.
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