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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 238868
Last updated: 17 September 2020
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Date:31-JUL-2020
Time:c. 11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: VH-HNF
C/n / msn: 2524
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Conargo, NSW -   Australia
Phase: En route
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
A helicopter crashed during an aerial application flight after it struck powerlines.
The pilot was critically injured. He died on Monday 3 August 2020 from the injuries sustained in the crash.

Sources:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-31/nsw-emergency-services-respond-to-riverina-helicopter-crash/12511952
https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/state/nsw/2020/07/31/helicopter-crash-conargo/
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/nsw/helicopter-crashes-in-nsw-riverina-region-20200731-p55hc2.html
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-03/pilot-dan-slennett-dies-in-hospital-after-riverina-chopper-crash/12517890
ATSB
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2020/aair/ao-2020-040/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
31-Jul-2020 06:18 gerard57 Added
31-Jul-2020 07:07 RobertMB Updated [Time, Nature, Source, Narrative]
31-Jul-2020 17:27 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source]
03-Aug-2020 04:21 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Narrative]
03-Aug-2020 12:12 HeliHub Updated [Registration, Cn, Source]

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