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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 245575
Last updated: 12 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell UH-1H Iroquois
Registration: A2-485
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Carwoola -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:RAAF Fairbairn
Destination airport:RAAF Fairbairn
Crew were on a low level familiarisation flight. After cresting a ridge, crew felt a strike which pilot identified as a wire. On terminating to a precautionary landing, the aircraft rolled uncontrollably to the right and beat itself to death.


Recollection from H. Howell, former 5 Sqn member
Canberra Times, Friday 18 November 1977, page 3

Revision history:

12-Dec-2020 09:59 twosheds67 Added
12-Dec-2020 21:03 twosheds67 Updated [Aircraft type]

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