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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15032
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Type:Silhouette image of generic AS55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 355F1
Owner/operator:Western Australia Police Department
Registration: VH-NJL
MSN: 5039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Kelmscott, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Kelmscott, WA
Aerospatial AS355F1 helicopter VH-NJL was to land on a sports oval as part of a police public relations display for school children. It approached from the north-east and entered a steep descent from about 22 m above ground level. The descent rate was reported to be higher than normal. This high descent rate continued until ground impact. The helicopter bounced and completed two anti-clockwise rotations before coming to rest. A small fire, which began in the engine bay, grew to completely destroy the helicopter.


Other occurrences involving this aircraft

4 Oct 1990 VH-NJL 0 4km S of Guilderton, WA sub
1 May 1991 VH-NJL 0 10km N of Busselton, WA sub

Revision history:

02-Mar-2008 00:16 Andrew Whitton Added

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