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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 189793
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 206B JetRanger II
Owner/operator:HSV Channel 7
Registration: VH-AJD
MSN: 1546
Fatalities:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Lang Lang, VIC -   Australia
Phase: En route
Departure airport:YYBK
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The news helicopter was on the scene of a car accident scene along the South Gippsland Highway, 2 miles northwest of Victoria, Australia. The helicopter had picked up 3 passengers for the assignment when it suffered an issue with it's tail rotor and crashed. The exact cause of the crash or why the tail rotor became unreliable has not been determined.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of VH-AJD courtesy

Melbourne - Moorabbin (YMMB / MBW)
6 April 1980; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

03-Sep-2016 16:24 Anime Added
03-Sep-2016 16:25 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location]
10-Jun-2022 02:59 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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