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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212857
Last updated: 25 September 2019
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Date:03-MAY-1983
Time:08:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269C
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-CHN
C/n / msn: 74-0335
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:40km E of Emerald, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:River-Lea Station, QLD
Destination airport:Riverside Station, QLD
Narrative:
During a cattle mustering operation, the pilot heard a loud bang. Believing the engine failed, he commenced an autorotational landing into trees. The cause of the loud bang and power loss could not be determined.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1983/aair/aair198300025/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/29820/aair198300025.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Jul-2018 09:07 Pineapple Added
25-Sep-2019 07:25 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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