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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207849
Last updated: 23 August 2021
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Date:23-MAR-1994
Time:16:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B Jet Ranger III
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-PHW
MSN: 2565
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:20km W of Cessnock, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Singleton, NSW
Destination airport:YSBK
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The aircraft was engaged in a search for a missing aircraft when the main rotor struck and severed a power transmission spur line, which ran in a single span from a clifftop to the valley floor. The helicopter remained controllable and the pilot was able to land in a clearing about 2km away.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1994/aair/199400730/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4933716/199400730.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of VH-PHW courtesy AirHistory.net


Sydney [ Off-Airport ]
15 June 2016; (c) Jonathan Verschuuren

Revision history:

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