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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209435
Last updated: 21 February 2020
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Date:17-APR-2018
Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
Owner/operator:O'Driscoll Aviation
Registration: VH-HUE
C/n / msn: 4807
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kosciuszko National Park -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The firefighting helicopter that had been fighting a massive bushfire near Snowy Hydro Project in the Kosciuszko National Park crashed under unknown circumstances and was destroyed by fire. The pilot (45) was airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a stable condition with head and spinal injuries.
ex.65-9763/US Army, N2220Y.

-06-june-2018 ATSB preliminary report released.

Sources:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/nsw/man-injured-after-helicopter-crash-in-kosciuszko-national-park-20180417-p4za57.html
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/pilot-survives-fiery-kosciuszko-helicopter-crash
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/firefighting-chopper-crashes-in-kosciuszko
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5629671/helicopter-pilot-crashed-Kosciuszko-National-Park-crashed-Canada.html
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https://www.casa.gov.au/aircraft-register?search_api_views_fulltext=O%27DRISCOLL+AVIATION&vh=&field_ar_serial=
http://www.odriscollaviation.com.au/index.php
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ATSB: https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2018/aair/ao-2018-031/


Images:

Photo of VH-HUE courtesy AirHistory.net


Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)
9 August 2010; (c) Phil Vabre

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Apr-2018 06:37 gerard57 Added
17-Apr-2018 07:21 gerard57 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Nature, Source]
17-Apr-2018 08:10 Iceman 29 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Apr-2018 08:11 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
17-Apr-2018 08:21 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Cn, Source, Narrative]
17-Apr-2018 08:27 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Narrative]
18-Apr-2018 02:12 Iceman 29 Updated [Registration, Cn, Embed code, Narrative]
18-Apr-2018 10:38 harro Updated [Destination airport, Embed code]
18-Apr-2018 12:24 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
18-Apr-2018 16:40 A.J. Scholten Updated [Cn, Narrative]
06-Jun-2018 07:13 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]

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