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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181521
Last updated: 31 October 2019
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Date:07-JAN-1989
Time:11:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47G-2
Owner/operator:Kestrel Aviation
Registration: VH-KHL
C/n / msn: 2020
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Moorabbin, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Moorabbin, Victoria
Destination airport:Moorabbin, Victoria
Narrative:
While in hover at 5ft passenger was invited to handle controls, excessive inputs led to nose down & ground impact. Helicopter was consumed by fire that broke-out.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1989/aair/aair198901526.aspx


Images:

Photo of VH-KHL courtesy AirHistory.net


Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)
July 1986; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

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20-Nov-2015 17:56 JINX Added

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