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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 152614
Last updated: 13 September 2021
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Time:10:53 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger
Owner/operator:Heliwest Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-ZMN
MSN: 3591
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Baskerville, east of Perth WA -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Perth TV Station
Destination airport:Perth TV Station
The helicopter hit the ground hard while it was filming a traffic incident at Baskerville for Channel 10 following loss of tail rotor effectiveness (LTE), precipitating an unanticipated right yaw and temporary loss of control.
The helicopter landed on its side in a paddock with the tail section broken off.
Both occupants were uninjured.

The ATSB found that when the pilot turned to the right to commence the orbit, the helicopter was exposed to a crosswind from the left while at an airspeed around the 30 kt threshold value for susceptibility to loss of tail rotor effectiveness (LTE), precipitating an unanticipated right yaw and temporary loss of control. The pilot regained sufficient control for a forced landing, but he did not use full left pedal as recommended for loss of tail rotor effectiveness, resulting in a likely delay in recovery.



Revision history:

19-Jan-2013 03:52 gerard57 Added
20-Jan-2013 10:01 krasatpi Updated [Embed code]
20-Jan-2013 15:42 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Source, Narrative]
20-Jan-2013 15:43 Geno Updated [Registration]
04-Aug-2014 06:19 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
08-Apr-2016 13:18 Kardz Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Narrative]
24-Sep-2016 09:25 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]

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