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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228767
Last updated: 12 September 2019
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Date:06-SEP-2019
Time:18:49
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
Owner/operator:Brisbane Helicopters Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-UVC
C/n / msn: 5144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Port Stephens, Anna Bay, NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Coffs Harbour Airport, NSW (YCFS)
Destination airport:Bankstown Airport
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
The helicopter impacted the waters of the sea near Port Stephens, NSW. There were four men and one woman onboard the aircraft. Search operations were suspended on September 7th. The wreckage of the helicopter has been located. The wreckage is difficult to reach for divers. All five occupants are deemed to have died in the crash.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2019/aair/ao-2019-050/
https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2019/09/06/search-underway-after-reports-of-chopper-crash-near-newcastle/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7435623/Four-killed-helicopter-crashes-disappearing-radar.html
https://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/major-search-operation-after-helicopter-goes-missing-off-the-radar/news-story/682ed2fc286b4c510685acafa9b2b748
https://www.facebook.com/atsbgovau/photos/a.1655527014665323/2395708620647155/?type=3&theater

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9306602 (photo)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Sep-2019 13:04 gerard57 Added
06-Sep-2019 13:56 gerard57 Updated [Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Narrative]
06-Sep-2019 15:35 gerard57 Updated [Registration, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
06-Sep-2019 16:14 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Source]
06-Sep-2019 16:15 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2019 03:30 Geno Updated [Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
07-Sep-2019 09:18 Pineapple Updated [Operator]
07-Sep-2019 18:50 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Sep-2019 07:43 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Damage, Narrative]
12-Sep-2019 17:36 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
12-Sep-2019 17:37 harro Updated [Source]

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