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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215599
Last updated: 22 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B47G model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 47G-2
Registration: VH-OCT
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:10km N of Colson Camp, NT -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Colson Camp, NT
Destination airport:Colson Camp, NT
Investigating agency: BASI
The aircraft was carrying out a survey in a remote area. When last light occurred, the aircraft was still some distance from the base camp. The pilot decided to follow a road into the camp. En route, the engine lost power and an autorotational decent was carried out for a landing on the road. During the landing, the left skid struck a low dirt bank and the tail rotor struck the dirt bank on the opposite of the road. Throughout the survey, the pilot had used a higher than normal cruise power setting, but had not recalculated the endurance for the higher fuel usage. The engine failed after the fuel became exhausted.


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

Revision history:

23-Sep-2018 03:23 Pineapple Added

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