Aviation safety investigations & reports

Robinson R22A, VH-FHK, Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Is. QLD, 7 April 1985

Investigation number:
198503507
Status: Completed
Investigation completed

Summary

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Because of obstructions around the intended landing area, the pilot carried out a downwind approach. As the pilot reduced the speed of the helicopter for landing it was caught by a sudden gust of wind. The helicopter sank, struck the ground and bounced before landing on the left skid which entered a depression in the ground resulting in the helicopter rolling over.

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General details
Date: 07 April 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1240    
Location: Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Is.    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Hard landing  
Release date: 29 July 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Robinson Helicopter Co  
Aircraft model R22  
Aircraft registration VH-FHK  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Point Lookout QLD  
Departure time 1230  
Destination Point Lookout QLD