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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170331
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Date:07-OCT-2014
Time:12:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Great Barrier Reef Helicopter Tours
Registration: VH-CLR
MSN: 3349
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:9km south-east of Cooktown Airport, (Mount Cook), Qld -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:Cooktown Airport (YCKN)
Destination airport:Cooktown Airport (YCKN)
Narrative:
The Bell 206 helicopter was conducting a passenger carrying charter flight with passengers and has collided with terrain on Mt Cook. The helicopter has rolled onto its side and there are two persons with serious injuries and two with minor injuries.

Unconfirmed reports suggest the aircraft may have been blown over by wind after landing on the rocky outcrop.

Sources:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-07/cook-shire-mayor-one-of-six-aboard-crashed-helicopter/5796536
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/helicopter-crashes-on-mountain-in-far-north-queensland/story-fnihsrf2-1227082630232
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-161.aspx

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

16 Jan 1991 VH-HPO 0 Heron Island, QLD sub


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
07-Oct-2014 07:21 Aerossurance Added
07-Oct-2014 10:19 Aerossurance Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
08-Oct-2014 08:07 Chieftain Updated [Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport]

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