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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213980
Last updated: 13 October 2021
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Date:31-MAY-1977
Time:10:07
Type:Silhouette image of generic H500 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hughes 369HS
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-BBJ
MSN: 550748S
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:2.5km WNW of Breaksea Island, WA -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Nature:Passenger - Non-Scheduled/charter/Air Taxi
Departure airport:YABA
Destination airport:Breaksea Island, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The helicopter suffered a fuel exhaustion and impacted water a short distance from the intended destination. All three occupants sustained serious injuries and the aircraft was destroyed.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1977/aair/197705691/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5226269/197705691.pdf

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


Images:

Photo of VH-BBJ courtesy AirHistory.net


Perth - Jandakot (YPJT / JAD)
14 May 1977; (c) Roger McDonald (via David Carter)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
02-Aug-2018 23:23 Pineapple Added
11-Sep-2019 15:36 BEAVERSPOTTER Updated [Cn]

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