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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218531
Last updated: 15 April 2019
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Date:25-MAR-1988
Time:11:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 BETA
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-HAP
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Villadale, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:Villadale, QLD
Destination airport:Villadale, QLD
Narrative:
The pilot reported that while mustering cattle he was attempting to turn an animal that had broken away from the mob. During this procedure the pilot attempted to climb the helicopter over a line of trees, however, the main rotor blades struck the top of one of the trees. The helicopter was landed and an inspection found that the main rotor blades required replacement.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1988/aair/aair198803512/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/27792/aair198803512.pdf


Revision history:

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