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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214468
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Date:17-AUG-2018
Time:c. 14:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Kawasaki BK 117B-2
Owner/operator:Sydney Helicopters
Registration: VH-JWB
C/n / msn: 1094
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Milton, north of Ulladulla, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The helicopter engaged in firefighting on the Mount Kingiman fire experienced a failure of the suspended load release mechanism subsequent to the load entanglement with a tree and resultant impact with terrain. The pilot died in the crash.

Ex. JA6724

Sources:

https://www.businessinsider.com.au/waterbombing-helicopter-crash-sydney-2018-8
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-17/waterbombing-helicopter-crash-nsw-south-coast-woodstock/10133264
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/helicopter-pilot-dies-while-battling-nsw-bushfires
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/pilot-reported-dead-as-fire-fighting-helicopter-crashes-on-nsw-south-coast-20180817-p4zy57.html
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2018/aair/ao-2018-057/

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/vh-jwb#1d87942e


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Aug-2018 05:18 gerard57 Added
17-Aug-2018 06:02 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Source, Embed code]
17-Aug-2018 06:10 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
17-Aug-2018 06:52 Mumbai-Merlin Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Source, Embed code]
17-Aug-2018 06:57 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
17-Aug-2018 07:16 A.J. Scholten Updated [Source]
17-Aug-2018 08:34 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
17-Aug-2018 08:35 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
17-Aug-2018 08:37 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]
17-Aug-2018 23:20 Geno Updated [Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Aug-2018 09:43 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
14-Oct-2018 20:27 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Source, Embed code]

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