Aviation safety investigations & reports

Bell Helicopter 206B , VH-AJD, Lang Lang, Victoria, 7 January 1982

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Detailed examination of the burnt-out wreckage disclosed no evidence of any defect or malfunction which might have contributed to the accident. A loss of tail rotor effectiveness occurred for reasons which have not been determined.
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General details
Date: 07 January 1982   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1330 ESuT    
Location: near Lang Lang    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Loss of control  
Release date: 30 May 1983   Occurrence category: Technical  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Bell Helicopter Co  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-AJD  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point probably Yarra Bank helipad  
Departure time 1322  
Destination French Island  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 4 0 5
Total: 1 4 0 5
Last update 13 May 2014