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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206330
Last updated: 6 April 2019
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Date:16-JAN-1991
Time:11:43
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-HPO
C/n / msn: 3349
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Heron Island, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Heron Island, QLD
Destination airport:Gladstone, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
Shortly after takeoff, the pilot reported he heard a loud bang and the helicopter immediately yawed to the right. The pilot deployed the helicopter's emergency floats and conducted a successful autorotational forced landing on the water. A subsequent investigation revealed that the main rotor tie-down had not been stowed properly in the rear locker and became entangled around the tail boom and tail rotor. The tail rotor drive shaft was subsequently sheared.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1991/aair/aair199102505/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/31641/aair199102505.pdf

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


Revision history:

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