Accident Bell 204B VH-EQW, Wednesday 20 September 2023
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Date:Wednesday 20 September 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic UH1 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Bell 204B
Owner/operator:Forest Air Helicopters
Registration: VH-EQW
MSN: 2038
Year of manufacture:1965
Engine model:Textron Lycoming T5313B
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Tarome, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Fire fighting
Departure airport: Amberley, QLD
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
During aerial fire fighting operations the helicopter impacted a reservoir and subsequently sank. The pilot egressed underwater and was able to swim ashore with only minor injuries.




Revision history:

20-Sep-2023 07:14 gerard57 Added
20-Sep-2023 07:15 gerard57 Updated
21-Sep-2023 06:10 harro Updated
22-Sep-2023 14:59 aus Updated
22-Sep-2023 15:00 harro Updated
09-Dec-2023 10:21 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Departure airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Dec-2023 10:53 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code, Category]

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