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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208608
Last updated: 6 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269C
Registration: VH-OBK
C/n / msn: 1190855
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sassafras, TAS -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Sassafras, TAS
Destination airport:Sassafras, TAS
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was conducting an aerial spraying operation when he commenced a climbing turn to the left to avoid a hedge with a house behind. The aircraft did not respond to control inputs and began heading for the hedge. The pilot managed to fly clear of the hedge, but the helicopter began to descend until it impacted the ground and rolled over.


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

Revision history:

02-Apr-2018 06:50 Pineapple Added

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