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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205922
 
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Date:04-OCT-1990
Time:12:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic AS55 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Aérospatiale AS 355F1
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-NJL
MSN: 5039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:4km S of Guilderton, WA -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Guilderton, WA
Destination airport:YPJT
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The helicopter was at nearly 1000 feet on departure when it began to vibrate considerably. The pilot then made a precautionary landing in open terrain. A post-flight inspection revealed that two of the three main rotor blades had begun to delaminate along their trailing edges and the foam core of one blade had begun to disintegrate. Subsequent inspections of the blades indicated that all three of them had suffered a foliage strike on their lower surface.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1990/aair/aair199000103/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/26215/aair199000103.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
Other occurrences involving this aircraft

1 May 1991 VH-NJL 0 10km N of Busselton, WA sub
8 May 1992 VH-NJL Western Australia Police Department 0 Kelmscott, WA w/o


Revision history:

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10-Feb-2018 08:03 Pineapple Added

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