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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230823
Last updated: 14 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell-Garlick UH-1H Iroquois
Owner/operator:GBR - Great Barrier Reef Helicopters
Registration: VH-UHX
C/n / msn: 4572
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Tully Aerodrome (YTUY), North Queensland -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Tully
Destination airport:Cairns Airport, QLD (CNS/YBCS)
A Bell-Garlick UH-H Iroquois was apparently engaged in an aerial lift of possible tractor machinery which may have become tangled with trees.
It is reported the pilot landed an uncoupled the load and flew the helicopter back to Cairns.
It is rumoured at the time there was damage to the structure in the vicinity of the lift.


Safety report, Eye witness to the sling operation.

Revision history:

23-Nov-2019 13:39 Petropavlovsk Added
23-Nov-2019 15:53 Geno Updated [Location, Source]
24-Nov-2019 21:18 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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