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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212890
Last updated: 24 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B
Registration: VH-CEC
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wickham, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Wickham, NSW
Destination airport:Rutherford, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
The helicopter had been parked adjacent to a refuelling platform 60 millimetres high. As the pilot was bringing the aircraft to the hover prior to take-off the right skid contacted the platform. The pilot attempted to correct with cyclic but the helicopter rolled to the right and came to rest on its right side near the platform. The contact between the skid and the edge of the platform had induced dynamic rollover. The pilot had evidently not identified the problem in time to take the appropriate corrective action of lowering the collective control in order to place both skids on the ground.


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

Revision history:

05-Jul-2018 09:22 Pineapple Added

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