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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212982
Last updated: 21 November 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-FBQ
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Aurukun, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Aurukun, QLD
Destination airport:Aurukun, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Cattle were being mustered from open country with the helicopter operating at 15 to 20 feet above ground level in wind gusting to 25 knots. At the completion of one downwind run the trainee flared instead of turning into wind. The main rotor blades overpitched and the helicopter struck the ground heavily, tail down, before the instructor could recover control of the situation.


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

Revision history:

07-Jul-2018 09:19 Pineapple Added

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