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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235436
Last updated: 13 May 2020
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Date:23-APR-2020
Time:9:34 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Owner/operator:Townsville Helicopters
Registration: VH-SXC
C/n / msn: 14285
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Townsville-Garbutt Airport (TSV/YBTL), QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, QLD (TSV/YBTL)
Destination airport:Townsville-Garbutt Airfield, QLD (TSV/YBTL)
Narrative:
A Robinson R44 Raven II crashed when landing at Townville- Garbutt Airport (TSV/YBTL), Queensland, during a training flight and was extensively damaged.
The pilot managed to walk away.

According to LiveATC's archived recordings (YBTL1 Tower, 2330Z, April 22), VH-SXC was cleared to land at 9:34am local time with winds easterly at 10 knots. The pilot confirmed that he was cleared to land. No other communications were received by the pilot. Fire engines were confirmed at the scene by 9:44am.

Sources:

https://www.9news.com.au/national/learner-pilot-escapes--low-impact-townsville-helicopter-crash-unscathed-qld-news/7e9f5665-6169-480f-8f7f-d9e5e3763ddf
CH 10 news

https://www.townsvillehelicopters.com.au/company/our-fleet/robinson-r44/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Apr-2020 12:47 Petropavlovsk Added
23-Apr-2020 12:49 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total fatalities, Embed code]
23-Apr-2020 14:28 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
24-Apr-2020 06:23 Anon. Updated [Registration]
24-Apr-2020 08:45 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Location, Narrative]
01-May-2020 19:14 Anon. Updated [Time, Narrative]

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