Accident Agusta A109E VH-RUA,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 348821
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Date:Thursday 7 December 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic A109 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Agusta A109E
Registration: VH-RUA
MSN: 11129
Year of manufacture:2001
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206-C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Blossom Banks, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mackay, QLD
Destination airport:MV Tai Keystone, bulk carrier
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Agusta A109E helicopter, registration VH-RUA, struck a section of handrail that was attached to the helideck (on a hatch cover) while landing on bulk carrier Tai Keystone, near Blossom Banks, Queensland.
The flight was being conducted to pick up a marine pilot.

The impact led to the separation of the tail rotor and gearbox from the tail boom. The helicopter was shut down, and there were no injuries.



Revision history:

14-Dec-2023 18:34 harro Added
15-Dec-2023 08:30 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
15-Dec-2023 08:49 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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