Aviation safety investigations & reports

Airframe event involving a Bell Helicopter Co 206B, VH-FJT, Near MT ISA QLD 2NW, QLD on 26 October 1978

Investigation number:
197800058
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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HELICOPTER OPS IN "DEAD MAN'S CURVE".MAIN DRIVE SHAFT FLD.TRANSITION TO AUTOROTATIONAL FLT NOT POSSIBLE.STRUCK GRND/TREE.SHAFT FLD DUE FATIGUE INITIATED BY EXCESSIVE WEAR IN FWD SHAFT COUPLING.
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General details
Date: 26 October 1978   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 14:28 EST    
State: Queensland    
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Serious  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Bell Helicopter Co  
Aircraft model 206B  
Aircraft registration VH-FJT  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point MOUNT ISA QLD  
Destination MOUNT ISA QLD