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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 196624
Last updated: 24 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS50 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Eurocopter AS 350BA
Owner/operator:Professional Helicopter Services Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-PHU
C/n / msn: 2284
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Jack Rabbit Vineyard, Bellarine, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Moorabbin Airport (YMMB)
Destination airport:Bellarine, VIC
Investigating agency: ATSB
The helicopter rotor blades contacted foliage during landing in a confined area at Jack Rabbit Vineyard in Bellarine. The helicopter and its rotor system suffered minor damage.

An abbreviated reconnaissance of the helicopter landing site, along with a focus of attention on other obstacles within proximity, resulted in the pilot not being aware of a bush encroaching the helicopter landing site and the helicopterís main rotor blades striking the bush.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report
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Revision history:

12-Jul-2017 09:04 Pineapple Added
28-Feb-2018 11:15 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Total occupants, Nature, Departure airport, Narrative]

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