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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154821
Last updated: 13 May 2019
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Date:15-JAN-1988
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kawasaki BK 117A-4
Owner/operator:PolAir
Registration: VH-PHF
C/n / msn: 1014
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sydney beach, NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Mascot NSW
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crash-landed in the sea on beach 10 meters offshore after loud bang. Substantial damaged with brocken tail boom and salt water immersion. Rebuilt to B-1 VH-YAT.

Sources:

Hamburger Abendblatt 16.1.1988, p32
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1988/aair/aair198802341/


Images:

Photo of VH-PHF courtesy AirHistory.net


Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)
23 September 1987; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
05-Apr-2013 17:32 TB Added
24-Apr-2016 19:52 Aerossurance Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2016 20:05 TB Updated [Narrative]

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