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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205761
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B
Registration: VH-AZD
MSN: 761
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tuart Hill, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Tuart Hill, WA
Destination airport:Rottnest Island, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
Shortly after takeoff from a television station helipad, the pilot became concerned about a loss of available power and conducted a precautionary landing on a road on the opposite side of a fence from the helipad. One of the two passengers disembarked and the pilot conducted a power check which appeared to be normal. During takeoff, the aircraft again experienced a loss of power and the pilot elected a second precautionary landing. The main rotor blades then struck the tail boom, resulting in substantial damage.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

07-Feb-2018 13:00 Pineapple Added

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