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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215058
Last updated: 9 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Registration: VH-UXE
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:37km S of Whim Creek, WA -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Croydon Yard, WA
Destination airport:Croydon Yard, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was mustering a herd of cattle across a tree lined dry creek bed, when the mob scattered. He positioned the helicopter at tree top height to block the escape of the cattle from the creek. The rotor RPM rapidly decayed and the pilot was unable to prevent the aircraft sinking and landing heavily on the bank of the creek. The pilot attempted to bring the helicopter to a hover in a 15 knot downwind. At the time the helicopter was being operated near to the maximum all up weight in ambient temperatures of about 45 degrees celcius. Insufficient power was available to maintain flight in these conditions.


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

Revision history:

04-Sep-2018 09:45 Pineapple Added

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