ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215771
Last updated: 24 August 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:12-MAR-1986
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-BHY
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Adelaide, SA -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Adelaide, SA
Destination airport:Adelaide, SA
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
During the initial climb after takeoff, before the translational lift was obtained, the check pilot closed the throttle to simulate an engine failure. The aircraft touched down heavily on the rear of the left pop-out float and pitched forward onto the right float. It then rolled backwards bending the rear of the tail boom, which was then severed by the main rotor. The crew shut the helicopter down before evacuating the aircraft. The pilot under check attempted to arrest the descent rate too early with collective. The check pilot attempted too correct this but was unable to do so prior to ground contact.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1986/aair/aair198600692/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/32351/aair198600692.pdf

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Sep-2018 12:58 Pineapple Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description