Wright, also known as the Outback Wrangler, has been charged with perverting the course of justice, destroying and fabricating evidence, interfering with witnesses, and unlawful entry in relation to a helicopter crash that killed his friend and reality television co-star, Chris “Willow” Wilson. The crash happened in a remote part of the Northern Territory in February, and Mr Wilson died as a result.
Wright was not on board the helicopter at the time of the crash, but was among the first on the scene. He is best known globally as the star of National Geographic’s Outback Wrangler and Netflix’s Wild Croc Territory reality shows. In a statement, a spokesperson for Mr Wright said he would “vigorously defend” the charges, describing the crash as a “tragic accident”.
is under pressure from Mr Wilson’s widow to cancel Mr Wright’s show, but the company has declined to comment. A former high-ranking police officer and another helicopter pilot have been charged with similar offences in relation to the crash.