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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207732
Last updated: 5 December 2019
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Date:23-JAN-1994
Time:06:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-DAS
C/n / msn: 1850
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2km W of Ayr, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Ayr, QLD
Destination airport:Ayr, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
During a spray run in which the helicopter was being flown parallel to powerlines, the pilot inadvertently allowed the helicopter to drift into the lines. The main rotor struck the lines and as the pilot attempted to pull away, the tail rotor also struck the lines. The tail rotor/gearbox was severed, causing the helicopter to enter into an uncontrolled spin and impact the ground.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1994/aair/199400189/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4933560/199400189.pdf

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


Revision history:

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