Wirestrike Accident Bell 206B JetRanger VH-BHC, Sunday 6 January 1985
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Date:Sunday 6 January 1985
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 206B JetRanger
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-BHC
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Hoskinstown, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport:Hoskinstown, NSW
Destination airport:Approx. 10km S of departure point
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
Just after takeoff, the helicopter collided with a powerline before impacting the ground and coming to rest inverted. The occupants were able to vacate the aircraft before it was destroyed by a post-impact fire.

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

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1985/aair/aair198502507/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/32009/aair198502507.pdf

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
06-Aug-2018 05:41 Pineapple Added
29-May-2023 19:59 Ron Averes Updated

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