Kimberley station owner Jillian Jenyns was killed in a helicopter crash near Fitzroy Crossing
(Ruth Webb Smith)
Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter
Authorities have raised concerns about the Robinson R22 Beta II helicopter Ms Jenyns crashed in
A Kimberley pastoral station owner killed in a helicopter crash near Fitzroy Crossing, has been described as a phenomenal woman.
A search started for Jillian Jenyns, 48, when she failed to return to Brooking Springs Station from cattle mustering on Wednesday.
Ms Jenyns' body was found in the wreckage of her Robinson R-22 helicopter yesterday.
Pastoralist and close friend Ruth Webb Smith described Ms Jenyns as a very capable woman who loved station life.
"She did all her admin, all the wages, she did all the office work, she flew the helicopters," she said.
"She was just so capable but she was very capable in the business world as well.
"All I can say is that it is a loss to her friends and her family.
"[She] just lived for and loved her kids and worked hard every day because it's tough times and she pulled out every stop and just was a very, very hard worker and very, very capable."
Officers from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau are due to arrive in the Kimberley today to investigate the crash.
The Bureau recently issued a warning about the stress placed on the Robinson R22s drive belt system during cattle mustering.
Ms Jenyns moved to Western Australia from Queensland.