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Both aircraft converging on Moorabbin apt.BLM in blind spot below combing of RCN.Plt RCN didn't see BLM until too late to avoid collision. Wreckage of both aircraft fell into built up area, causing minor damage.

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General details
Date: 19 October 1970 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1418 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location:Near Moorrabbin 7NW Occurrence type:Airborne collision 
State: Victoria Occurrence class: Airspace 
Release date: 20 April 1972 Occurrence category: Airspace 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: 47 
Aircraft registration: VH-BLM 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Moorrabbin Vic
Destination:Moorrabbin
Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer: Beech Aircraft Corp 
Aircraft model: 50 
Aircraft registration: VH-RCN 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Essendon Vic
Destination:Moorrabbin Vic
 
Injuries
 CrewPassengerGroundTotal
Fatal: 1203
Fatal: 2002
Total:3205
 
 
 
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