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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210427
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Date:02-MAY-1997
Time:12:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-3
Owner/operator:Sunshine Coast Helicopter Rescue
Registration: VH-CKP
C/n / msn: 51373
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Tartrus Station, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Tartrus Station, QLD
Destination airport:Rockhampton, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
About 10 minutes after landing to evacuate two occupants of a light aircraft that was involved in an accident, the pilot returned to the helicopter to collect some first aid equipment. While at the helicopter, and in preparation for the return flight, he slowly turned on the valve of the medical oxygen cylinder fitted inside the cargo compartment. Shortly after opening the valve, he was thrown violently away from the helicopter and onto the ground, suffering serious injuries. The helicopter was engulfed by fire and destroyed.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1997/aair/aair199701421/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/1539555/aair199701421_001.pdf

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


Revision history:

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