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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 194278
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Date:17-MAR-2017
Time:11:44 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta-Bell AB 206A Jet Ranger
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-DPU
MSN: 8130
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Keppel Creek, Curtis Island, SE of Rockhampton, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Caboolture YCAB
Destination airport:Keppel Creek, Curtis Island
Narrative:
The helicopter crashed while on approach to Keppel Creek for a fishing expedition. Both occupants were seriously injured. Police were alerted to the incident when luggage from the helicopter washed up on a nearby beach. The survivors were located about 35 hours after the accident by a rescue helicopter conducting a night search.

Sources:

https://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/03/19/06/34/two-men-injured-in-helicopter-crash-into-queensland-creek_
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/two-men-rescued-after-12hour-hunt-for-missing-helicopter-20170318-gv199k.html
https://m.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/breaking-seriously-injured-men-found-on-island-bea/3156435/
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2017/03/19/two-men-rescued-after-helicopter-crash
https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/rockhampton/2017/03/19/helicopter-crash-off-curtis-island/
http://www.regosearch.com/aircraft/au/DPU
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-19/crashed-helicopter-curtis-island-injured-men-rescued/8367360
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2017/aair/ao-2017-033/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/cqplanespotting/11433426645

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Mar-2017 16:29 gerard57 Added
18-Mar-2017 19:16 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Source]
19-Mar-2017 07:12 bidgee Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
19-Mar-2017 08:20 bidgee Updated [Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Source, Embed code]
19-Mar-2017 08:22 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
19-Mar-2017 14:03 kardo Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
20-Mar-2017 23:03 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2017 11:08 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
02-Apr-2017 21:08 Geno Updated [Source]

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