Black Hawk Crash

On November 29, Black Hawk 221 plunged into the deck of HMAS Kanimbla and then fell into the sea.

Nine ADF members were recovered from the waters and the pilot, Captain Mark Bingley, later died. Trooper Joshua Porter’s body was found several months later in the submerged wreckage.

The chopper had been on stand-by to evacuate Australians from Fiji in the event of a military coup.