Christopher Alan GIBB
New South Wales Police Force
Police Academy: Class 242.
Passed Out: 1990
Regd. # 26???
Stations: Kings Cross
Awards: Nil ?
Born: 1971 ?
Died: Helicopter crash – pilot. Non Police chopper
Date: 20 March 1993 – believed to also be Chris’ birthday
Funeral date / location: ?
Grave: location ?
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The helicopter that Chris was piloting, at the time of his death, clipped power lines at Central Coast, with his grandfather as passenger, who was also killed.
Helicopter crash kills two family members
The Canberra Times Monday 22 March 1993 page 12 of 42
SYDNEY: A young policeman and his grandfather were named yesterday as those who had died in a helicopter crash on a property on the NSW central coast on Saturday.
They were Christopher Alan GIBB, 22 of Cronulla and William Henry Watts, 76, of Wamberal, near Terrigal on the central coast, police said.
The helicopter crashed in a paddock between the Pacific Highway and the F3 Freeway at Tuggerah, near Wyong, shortly before 5pm.
It had left Bankstown Airport some hours earlier.
Police said Mr Gibb, a pilot with two year’s experience, had been taking his grandfather on a joy-ride when the accident occurred.
A Bureau of Air Safety spokesman said the aircraft apparently had hit power lines but the bureau could not confirm the cause of the crash until after the investigation.