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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237744
Last updated: 9 July 2020
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Date:20-JUN-2020
Time:18:30
Type:Leonardo S.p.A. AW139
Owner/operator:State of Queensland represented by Public Safety Busin
Registration: VH-EGK
C/n / msn: 31827
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Dayboro, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Brisbane-Archerfield Airport, QLD (ACF/YBAF)
Destination airport:Royal Brisbane Hospital, QLD
Narrative:
During winching operations, the helicopter's main rotor blades struck a tree. The crew 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/


Revision history:

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09-Jul-2020 08:09 Pineapple Added

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