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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204467
Last updated: 5 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47G-5
Registration: VH-SJA
C/n / msn: 7828
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:20km W of Nicholson Station, WA -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Nicholson Station, WA
Destination airport:Nicholson Station, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot, who was inexperienced with this type of aircraft, attempted to bring the helicopter to a quick stop at about 50 feet above ground level and lost control of the aircraft in the process. The tail rotor struck the ground and the aircraft landed heavily.


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

Revision history:

15-Jan-2018 14:11 Pineapple Added

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