Accident Sikorsky S-70A-9 (CH-60) A25-113, 12 Jun 1996
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H60 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Sikorsky S-70A-9 (CH-60)
Owner/operator:Australian Army, 5th Aviation Regiment
Registration: A25-113
MSN: 701178
Fatalities:Fatalities: 13 / Occupants: 13
Other fatalities:6
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:55 km W of Townsville, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Crashed after in-flight collision at night with A25-209 near Rollingstone.

The Special Air Service (SAS) Regiment and Army Aviation Corps were carrying out a night-time counter-terrorism training operation when the first two aircraft in a 6 ship formation collided. Post crash fire.

A witness said: "I saw number 1 going under my nose upside down. I watched number 2's tail removed by the rotor blade contact and I basically, as I was trying to get up and over the top of them, I watched him the whole way to his impact. Because he's just lost his tail rotor and he basically spun two or three times prior to contacting the ground."


Revision history:

06-Mar-2010 13:12 TB Added
07-Mar-2010 01:29 TB Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
12-Jun-2016 15:23 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]
12-Jun-2016 15:28 Aerossurance Updated [Narrative]

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