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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212984
Last updated: 27 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-SMT
C/n / msn: 129-0864
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:27km WSW of Moola Bulla Station, WA -   Australia
Phase: Standing
Departure airport:Moola Bulla Station, WA
Destination airport:37km WSW of Moola Bulla Station, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot had planned to carry out a cattle muster in conjunction with another aircraft. He had been late in departing his base but when he found the other aircraft had not yet arrived at the rendezvous point he decided to make a quick comfort stop. The helicopter was landed on a spinifex covered area and the pilot disembarked leaving the engine running. Shortly afterwards he noticed a fire underneath the helicopter and reboarded in an attempt to fly it away from the fire. The engine did not respond. The pilot disembarked and attempted unsuccessfully to extinguish the fire. He received burns to his hands and legs while unloading equipment and the helicopter was destroyed.


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

Revision history:

07-Jul-2018 09:27 Pineapple Added
25-Sep-2019 07:40 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn, Source]

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