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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204973
Last updated: 17 July 2018
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Date:22-JUN-1990
Time:10:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aerospatiale AS350B
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-SRB
C/n / msn: 1106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Whistle Duck Creek, NT -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Survey
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
Shortly before touchdown, the aircraft encountered a heavy wind gust, which caused the tail boom to swing and the tail rotor struck a small cairn of rocks. The tail boom, tail rotor and drive train sustained damage.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1990/aair/aair199000590/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/27196/aair199000590.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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