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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210193
Last updated: 29 August 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:Leeton, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BASI
The aircraft was engaged in an aerial spraying operation when the main rotor came into contact with a steel rod in the crop. The subsequent rotor imbalance resulted in a forced landing in which the aircraft landed heavily and the main rotor severed the tail boom.


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
26 Aug 1996 VH-HGM 0 15km S of Griffith, 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:

30-Apr-2018 10:39 Pineapple Added

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