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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 223792
Last updated: 24 December 2020
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Date:10-MAR-2018
Time:16:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic A139 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Agusta AW139
Owner/operator:
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Townsville Airport (YBTL), Garbutt, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
On 10 March 2018, at about 1600 Eastern Standard Time (EST), an Agusta AW139 helicopter was ground-taxiing to its parking area when it struck a maintenance work stand with the main rotor blades. At the time of the impact, the helicopter was being positioned short of the refuelling area to allow another aircraft to utilise it.

The helicopter was travelling at a slow walking pace when the impact occurred. The impact was felt as a vibration through the rotor system and had no effect on the fuselage or forward movement. The crew conducted a normal shutdown.

Post-flight, engineers inspected numerous components of the helicopter. Damage was isolated to the tip cap assemblies of the main rotor blades.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/occurrence-briefs/2018/aviation/ab-2018-035/


Revision history:

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