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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207732
Last updated: 29 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Registration: VH-DAS
MSN: 1850
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2km W of Ayr, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Ayr, QLD
Destination airport:Ayr, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
During a spray run in which the helicopter was being flown parallel to powerlines, the pilot inadvertently allowed the helicopter to drift into the lines. The main rotor struck the lines and as the pilot attempted to pull away, the tail rotor also struck the lines. The tail rotor/gearbox was severed, causing the helicopter to enter into an uncontrolled spin and impact the ground.


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

Revision history:

17-Mar-2018 07:52 Pineapple Added

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