Outback Wrangler is sued as widow of Netflix star killed in chopper crash ... trends now
Outback Wrangler Matt Wright's helicopter company is being sued by the widow of crocodile egg collector Chris Wilson over the chopper crash which killed him.
Father-of-two Wilson, 34, died in February 2022 after he plunged into croc-infested swamps while dangling 30m below one of Wright's helicopters when it ran out of fuel and fell out the sky.
Now Wilson's wife Danielle, 34, has lodged a law suit in the Federal Court suing Wright's helicopter charter company Helibrook and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
She is seeking damages, interest, costs, interest on costs and 'such other order as the court sees fit', The Australian reports.
An investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau found Wilson died when chopper pilot Seb Robinson unhooked Wilson's lifeline, sending him plunging 9m to his death, as the pilot fought for control of the aircraft.
Chris 'Willow' Wilson's heartbroken wife Danielle, 34, (pictured together) has lodged a law suit in the Federal Court suing Wright's Helibrook helicopter charter company and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority
An ATSB investigation found Matt Wright's Helibrook company had been allowed by CASA to fly helicopters with the daredevil egg collectors dangling below in mid-air as the aircraft flew high above the 10m-high tree canopy (pictured, Wright with wife Kaia and son Banjo)
The ATSB probe found it 'likely' the helicopter had not been refuelled as planned at a stopover minutes earlier and had run out of fuel, causing it to crash in remote west Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory while on an egg collecting mission.