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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165146
Last updated: 26 September 2017
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Date:22-MAR-1968
Time:12:20 EST
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 204B
Owner/operator:Helicopter Utilities P/L
Registration: VH-UTW
C/n / msn: 2050
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Other fatalities:3
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Barracouta platform, 36 mi ESE of West Sale, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:West Sale, VIC
Destination airport:Barracouta platform, Bass Strait
Narrative:
Crashed on platform from hover due to tail rotor failure caused by fatigue. Three bystanders were killed.

Sources:

http://atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1968/aair/1968-bell-204b-vh-utw.aspx


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
01-Apr-2014 00:35 Dr. John Smith Added
01-Apr-2014 00:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date]
08-May-2014 22:37 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Location, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
30-Jun-2014 21:48 TB Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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