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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214924
Last updated: 28 October 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-UHB
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:2.5km NW of Kalbah, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:2.5km NW of Kalbah, QLD
Destination airport:2.5km NW of Kalbah, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
Prior to the commencement of the spraying operation, the pilot carried out an aerial survey of the area noting the position of all wires. On the first run, the aircraft was flown under both sets of wires. When the run in the opposite direction was commenced, the pilot intended flying the helicopter over the first set of lines and under the second set of lines. However, the helicopter collided with the second set of lines and impacted the ground 70 metres beyond the wires. The pilot stated that he had forgotten about the second set of wires and was flying the aircraft higher above the crop than normal. The previous night the pilot had had a disturbed sleep and was probably suffering some fatigue.


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

Revision history:

01-Sep-2018 04:58 Pineapple Added

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