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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230603
Last updated: 6 January 2020
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Date:13-NOV-2019
Time:14:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B214 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 214B-1 Big Lifter
Owner/operator:McDermott Aviation
Registration: P2-MLJ
C/n / msn: 28066
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pechey, west of Brisbane, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A firefighting helicopter made a hard landing and came to rest on its side. The pilot survived the crash.

Sources:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-13/queensland-bushfire-conditions-deteriorate-nsw-winds-fan-flames/11697554
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/pilot-survives-waterbombing-helicopter-crashes-battling-queensland-fires
https://www.9news.com.au/national/queensland-bushfires-water-bombing-aircraft-crashes-at-pechey-near-toowoomba-news/f46b591a-2f05-4be0-a65e-67dba2a03921
ex.N2179A, JA9304, N4410N, C-GTWG, F-GJKZ, N214JL.


Images:

Photo of P2-MLJ courtesy AirHistory.net


Bendigo (YBDG / BXG)
31 March 2013; (c) Phil Vabre

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Nov-2019 06:14 gerard57 Added
13-Nov-2019 07:08 Bidgee Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Damage]
13-Nov-2019 07:24 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2019 09:31 A.J.Scholten Updated [Aircraft type, Source]

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