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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213139
Last updated: 15 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Registration: VH-UXK
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:12km NNE of Mt Farquhar, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mt Farquhar, WA
Destination airport:Mt Farquhar, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was flying the helicopter along a ridge line checking a gully for cattle, when the engine suffered a substantial loss of power. The pilot initiated an autorotational descent as the engine failed completely. The helicopter landed heavily in the base of the gully. The pilot was aware that there was little fuel remaining in the tank. However he elected to continue and ensure the security of the mob before last light, so that additional herding would not be necessary the next day. The helicopter was being operated at a low height and airspeed, over unsuitable terrain at the time the fuel was exhausted.


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

Revision history:

11-Jul-2018 08:21 Pineapple Added

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