Drone near-miss reported involving a MBB BK-117 near Burleigh Heads, QLD

MBB BK-117 was reportedly involved in a near-miss with a drone near Burleigh Heads, QLD on 6 July 2016. Separation distance reported as unknown.

A Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter pilot reported a near miss with a quadcopter drone at the same altitude over Burleigh Heads, Australia.

Aircraft: MBB BK-117
Aircraft altitude: ft
Separation: unknown
Source: http://www.odt.co.nz/news/world/australia/389539/helicopter-has-near-miss-drone

Please note:

Please note that separation distances are solely based on pilot’s judgements and not necessarily accurate since horizontal and vertical separation distances can be hard to judge.