Aviation safety investigations & reports

Bell 206B, VH-CEC, Wickham NSW, 29 July 1983

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The helicopter had been parked adjacent to a refuelling platform 60 millimetres high. As the pilot was bringing the aircraft to the hover prior to take-off the right skid contacted the platform. The pilot attempted to correct with cyclic but the helicopter rolled to the right and came to rest on its right side near the platform. The contact between the skid and the edge of the platform had induced dynamic rollover. The pilot had evidently not identified the problem in time to take the appropriate corrective action of lowering the collective control in order to place both skids on the ground.

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General details
Date: 29 July 1983   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: N/A    
Location: Wickham    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 14 November 1984   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Bell Helicopter Co  
Aircraft model 206  
Aircraft registration VH-CEC  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Wickham NSW  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Rutherford NSW  
Last update 01 April 2011