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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237744
Last updated: 3 March 2021
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Date:20-JUN-2020
Time:18:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic A139 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
AgustaWestland AW139
Owner/operator:Queensland Government Air
Registration: VH-EGK
C/n / msn: 31827
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Dayboro, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (ACF/YBAF)
Destination airport:Royal Brisbane Hospital, QLD
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
During hoist operations, the helicopter's main rotor blades struck a tree while extracting a casualty. The aircraft returned to Archerfield, after which inspection revealed the majority of the main rotor blades had sustained damage. One blade tip was substantially damaged. The blades were removed from the aircraft, inspected and have now been forwarded back to the manufacturer for repair.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2020/aair/ao-2020-031/

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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jul-2020 08:09 Pineapple Added
07-Jan-2021 10:44 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Total occupants, Phase, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
03-Mar-2021 10:45 harro Updated [Embed code]

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