Incident Bell 47G-3B1 VH-HGM,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210193
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Date:Wednesday 8 January 1997
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 47G-3B1
Registration: VH-HGM
MSN: 6597
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Leeton, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The aircraft was engaged in an aerial spraying operation when the main rotor came into contact with a steel rod in the crop. The subsequent rotor imbalance resulted in a forced landing in which the aircraft landed heavily and the main rotor severed the tail boom.

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


History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
11 July 1972 N7927S Sky Choppers O 1 near Ogden, Ut w/o
26 August 1996 VH-HGM 0 15km S of Griffith, NSW sub
13 September 1998 VH-HGM Private 0 15 Km west of Gulargambone, NSW w/o

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