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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213218
Last updated: 6 December 2019
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Date:30-NOV-1984
Time:13:28
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hiller UH-12E
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-FBH
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wyena Station, QLD -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Wyena Station, QLD
Destination airport:Broadmeadow Station, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
Shortly after commencing to cruise, the helicopter encountered a mini tornado which resulted in a loss of control. The pilot commenced an autorotational landing, but just prior to touchdown, another mini tornado was encountered and the helicopter landed whilst spinning under the influence of this.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1984/aair/aair198400051/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/29532/aair198400051.pdf

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


Revision history:

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