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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 219057
Last updated: 26 September 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II
Registration: VH-MQA
MSN: 45645
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Emerald, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Emerald, QLD
Destination airport:Emerald, QLD
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot had just washed the helicopter, and carried out a circuit to dry the machine. At the completion of the circuit he intended to carry out a practice autorotation. The pilot reported that after turning onto final he noticed that the wind direction had altered so he decided to extend the final leg and selected a different touchdown point. As he flared the aircraft he noticed that the ground sloped and decided to apply some collective and touchdown on a flatter surface. The aircraft touched gently but the pilot reports that the main rotor RPM dropped and a violent resonance occurred. The subsequent inspection of the tail boom found that the skin had been rippled near the forward end.


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

06-Dec-2018 00:45 Pineapple Added

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