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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 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence class: Technical 
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Serious 
 
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
 
 
 
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