Aviation safety investigations & reports

Robinson R22-Beta, VH-EFK, North Head Station (65km SW Georgetown) QLD, 15 June 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that the landing area was surrounded by trees. During the takeoff sequence, shortly after the helicopter rose to above treetop level, sink was encountered. The application of full collective pitch did not prevent the helicopter striking the trees.

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General details
Date: 15 June 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1330    
Location: North Head Station (65km SW Georgetown)    
State: Queensland    
Release date: 06 July 1990   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-EFK  
Serial number 705  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point North Head Station QLD  
Departure time N/A  
Destination North Head Station QLD