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DURING MUSTERING OPS ONE TAIL ROTOR BLADE GRIP FLD DUE MASSIVE FATIGUE CRACKS AT RELIEF RADIUS OF OUTER BEARING.GEARBOX THEN SEP.ACFT CRASHED & BURNED.ACCIDENT REVEALED DESCREPANCIES RE MAINTENANCE.
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General details
Date: 17 June 1979 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 7:52 WST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence class: Technical 
 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Fatal 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: 47G-2 
Aircraft registration: VH-PSL 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:JEDBURGH STN QLD
Destination:JEDBURGH STN QLD
 
 
 
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