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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 131569
Last updated: 16 August 2021
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Date:20-JUN-2011
Time:8:57 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206 JetRanger
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Nerada, about 25km west of Innisfail, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Innisfail, QLD
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Police and emergency services are currently at the scene of a crop duster helicopter crash at Nerada, about 25 km west of Innisfail, QLD. Residents of the East Palmerston area contacted police shortly after 8am this morning after the helicopter clipped power lines and crashed.

The 22-year-old pilot walked away from the scene without injury.

Sources:

1. http://www.cairns.com.au/article/2011/06/20/170205_local-news.html
2. http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2011/06/20/346941_national-news.html
3. http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/pilot-conscious-after-hitting-power-lines-at-nerada-near-innisfail/story-e6freon6-1226078307893
4. http://www.aircentre.com.au/aircraft/news/2011/jun11wk4.htm


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
19-Jun-2011 23:19 gerard57 Added
19-Jun-2011 23:47 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
29-Mar-2015 20:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Registration, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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