Christopher Alan GIBB

New South Wales Police Force

Police Academy:  Class 242.

Passed Out:  1990

Regd. # 26???

Rank:  ?

Stations:  Kings Cross

Awards:  Nil ?

Born:  1971 ?

Died:  Helicopter crash – pilot.  Non Police chopper

Age: 22

Date: 20 March 1993 – believed to also be Chris’ birthday

Funeral date / location:  ?

Grave:  location ?

 

 FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS MEMBER.

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.

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