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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209201
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Date:06-NOV-1995
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
McDonnell Douglas MD 500E (369E)
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-HWL
C/n / msn: 0397E
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Turtle Cove, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ferry/positioning
Departure airport:Cairns, QLD
Destination airport:Turtle Cove, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
During a steep approach for landing at Turtle Cove Resort, the pilot heard a loud bang, followed by an airframe vibration. After making a precautionary landing on the beach, the pilot noticed two rotor blades were damaged and discovered that he had collided with a powerline during the descent.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1995/aair/199503696/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4933383/199503696.pdf

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


Revision history:

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