Incident Bell 206B Jet Ranger II VH-SWH,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211101
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Date:Tuesday 20 January 1998
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 206B Jet Ranger II
Registration: VH-SWH
MSN: 1918
Year of manufacture:1976
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Moorabbin Airport (YMMB), Moorabbin, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YMMB
Destination airport:YMMB
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot landed the helicopter gently with about 10 knots forward ground speed. During the ground slide, the landing gear skids encountered a dirt patch and dug in, causing the helicopter to lurch nose-down. The instructor took control and raised the collective. The helicopter momentarily became airborne before landing firmly. The combined effect of the lurch and the subsequent landing bent the skids, dislodged the aft cross tube supports and caused the main rotor blades to dent the cover to the tail rotor drive shaft.

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


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