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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212983
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 269C
Registration: VH-KZR
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mt Anderson Homestead, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mt Anderson Homestead, WA
Destination airport:Mt Anderson Homestead, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
After landing, as the pilot lowered the collective lever, the helicopter entered ground resonance. Recovery action was not taken by the pilot and one of the main rotor blades struck a fuel drum. The resulting imbalance of the main rotor system caused the rotor mast to separate from its attachment. An inspection of the helicopter revealed that the undercarriage oleo struts had incorrect and differing inflation levels, and that the main rotor dampers had been incorrectly assembled.


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

Revision history:

07-Jul-2018 09:23 Pineapple Added

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