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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212971
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hiller UH-12E
Registration: VH-FFX
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:11km NW of Pretty Plains Homestead, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Pretty Plains Homestead, QLD
Destination airport:9km NW of Pretty Plains Homestead, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
While returning to refuel at a mustering yard, the pilot attempted to move a bull from some trees. When this proved unsuccessful, the pilot climbed to continue the flight to the yard. The engine began to run roughly and an approach to a clearing was made. Rotor RPM reduced as the helicopter was flown clear of trees and a heavy landing ensued. The helicopter bounced about two metres, the right skid collapsed and the main rotor struck the ground. Investigation revealed that the engine failed due to fuel exhaustion.


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

Revision history:

07-Jul-2018 03:52 Pineapple Added

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