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The aircraft was stolen from the Elcom works compound. During the attempted takeoff the passenger jumped from the aircraft and was struck by the rotor blades as the helicopter fell onto its side. This accident was not the subject of a formal on scene investigation.

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General details
Date: 12 July 1989 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 2210  
Location:Orange (City) Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Loss of control 
Release date: 30 November 1989 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-EEC 
Serial number: 2578 
Type of operation: Private 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:N/A
Departure time:N/A
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