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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190885
Last updated: 18 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B Jetranger III
Registration: VH-SVW
MSN: 2814
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:5 km W Kurrajong Heights -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Bilpin Area, NSW
Destination airport:Bilpin Area, NSW
Lost power after encountering turbulence on a fire Suppression Mission in the Blue Mountain National Park. Hit trees durng autorotation, landed hard and rolled over. Helicopter destroyed but no serious injury to the pilot. VH-SVW still in register.

Air International February 2002, p79

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

27 Jul 1987 VH-PHX 0 Bankstown Airport (YSBK), Bankstown, NSW sub
3 Jul 1989 VH-PHX 0 Sydney Heads, NSW sub

Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation R20020030 issued 24 September 2002 by ATSB to CASA

Revision history:

31-Mar-2018 17:48 TB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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