The Northern Territory police have issued an arrest warrant for Matt Wright, the star of Outback Wrangler, after a helicopter crash earlier this year that killed a man.
The 43-year-old Australian was wanted for questioning in connection with the incident.
The incident occurred during a mission in which the helicopter was tasked with collecting crocodile eggs.
The pilot, Chris Wilson, died when the helicopter crashed. Wright, who was also part of the show, is expected to be charged with various crimes.
The show Outback Wrangler revolved around Wright, a helicopter pilot, and his friends Jono Brown and Wilson, who relocated crocodiles in Australia’s Outback.
If he turned himself in to the police in Darwin by 9 am on Wednesday, he could be charged with various crimes. Some of these include unlawful entry, obstruction of justice, and destruction of evidence.
He was also supposed to obstruct justice and interfere with witnesses. The police informed Wright that he had to turn himself in by Wednesday.
A statement released by his representative said that Wright “strenuously denies the allegations against him.” The accident was a tragic incident that resulted in the death of a close friend.
Following the accident, Wright’s immediate concern was the well-being of the two individuals on board the helicopter.
He also wanted to make sure that the other helicopters were not at risk. He refused to make any further statements.
Wright’s lawyers have not seen the arrest warrant. Wright grew up in South Australia’s Second Valley and Cape Jervis.
He previously worked as an oil-rig worker, a soldier, a musterer, and a chopper pilot.