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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189793
Last updated: 11 June 2019
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Date:07-JAN-1982
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B JetRanger II
Owner/operator:HSV Channel 7
Registration: VH-AJD
C/n / msn: 1546
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Lang Lang, Victoria -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Photo/air-to-air
Departure airport:YYBK
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The news helicopter was on the scene of a car accident scene along the South Gippsland Highway, 2 miles northwest of Victoria, Australia. The helicopter had picked up 3 passengers for the assignment when it suffered an issue with it's tail rotor and crashed. The exact cause of the crash or why the tail rotor became unreliable has not been determined.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/24697/198202438.pdf
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=cEwQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=ZpQDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4506,1836174&dq=news+helicopter+crash&hl=en

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


Images:

Photo of VH-AJD courtesy AirHistory.net


Moorabbin (YMMB / MBW)
6 April 1980; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
03-Sep-2016 16:24 Anime Added
03-Sep-2016 16:25 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location]

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