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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248080
Last updated: 20 February 2021
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Date:13-DEC-2020
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:156 km from Kununurra Aerodrome, WA -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
During aerial mustering, the helicopter was affected by a tailwind resulting in a momentary loss of engine power. The main rotor blades struck a tree and the helicopter subsequently collided with terrain resulting in substantial damage.

Sources:

ATSB Ref 202006112


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Feb-2021 20:24 harro Added

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