Incident Robinson R44 II VH-IDW,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70337
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Date:Tuesday 8 December 2009
Time:c. 10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44 II
Owner/operator:Heliflite Pty Ltd
Registration: VH-IDW
MSN: 12335
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Moruya Airport, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Moruya Airport - YMRY
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
The pilot went to take-off when a sudden gust of wind forced the helicopter backward, causing the back rotor to hit the tarmac. The chopper then spun and landed on its side.The winds were gusting 25kts to 40kts .the pilot was under stress to meet a major business deadline and the aircraft was not capable of handling such high gusts.



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Revision history:

08-Dec-2009 13:08 RobertMB Added
27-Nov-2011 03:18 Strikerpilot Updated [Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
05-May-2014 02:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Source, Embed code]

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