Local man dies in helicopter Crash

ACCIDENT SCENE: Emergency Services personnel at the scene of a fatal helicopter accident at Grattai on Sunday.

A 48-year-old local man has died in a helicopter crash in bushland at Grattai, about 25km south-west of Mudgee, on Sunday.
Police and emergency services were alerted to the crash at about 11am when the wreckage of the Robin44 was found. The pilot, who was the only person on board the helicopter, died at the scene. Police believe he was spraying weeds at the time that the accident occurred. Continue reading

Two Killed on local roads

Police closed Ulan Road on Thursday following an accident that took the life of a 50-year-old local man. The car pictured is the station wagon which allegedly struck the man after he stopped to help another motorist on Ulan Road.

A man who was struck by a car after he stopped to assist another driver was one of two people who died on Mudgee Roads over the Christmas season.
The 50-year-old man had stopped on Ulan Road on Thursday to help another driver whose vehicle had apparently broken down.
Police said lie was standing beside his own vehicle when he was hit by a blue Ford station wagon that was travelling north.
Police were called to the scene outside the Mudgee Miniature Railway at around 9,20am on Thursday.
The driver of the Ford, aged in her 311s, was taken to Mudgee District Hospital for mandatory blood tests. On Friday, no charges had been laid.
The fatality was the second in the region within two days last week. Continue reading