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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 246423
Last updated: 22 February 2021
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Date:22-DEC-2020
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 II
Owner/operator:County Helicopters
Registration: VH-HOB
C/n / msn: 10801
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:13km NE of Clare, SA -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter had been engaged in agricultural spraying operations when the pilot heard a loud bang emanate from the rear of the aircraft. A witness located at a refuelling vehicle adjacent to the intended landing site also heard the noise and observed the tail rotor ceased operating. The aircraft collided with the refuelling vehicle and was substantially damaged. Neither the pilot nor the witness were injured.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2020/aair/ao-2020-064/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Jan-2021 09:27 Pineapple Added
22-Feb-2021 17:43 rudy Updated
22-Feb-2021 18:46 rudy Updated

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