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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209772
Last updated: 17 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47G-3B1
Registration: VH-HGM
MSN: 6597
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:15km S of Griffith, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Griffith, NSW
Destination airport:Griffith, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
During an agricultural spraying operation, one of the helicopter's main rotor blades struck a power pole. The helicopter was landed without further incident.


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

11 Jul 1972 N7927S Sky Choppers O 1 near Ogden, Ut w/o
8 Jan 1997 VH-HGM 0 Leeton, NSW sub
13 Sep 1998 VH-HGM Private 0 15 Km west of Gulargambone, NSW w/o


Photo of VH-HGM courtesy

Sydney - Bankstown (YSBK / BWU)
3 July 1982; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

23-Apr-2018 15:59 Pineapple Added

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