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The pilot reported that he was mustering a herd of cattle and that he was aware of a powerline on the far side of the herd. Without realising that he had crossed the powerline in timbered country, he descended the helicopter in open country to turn the cattle. As he was pulling away from the herd, the skids of the helicopter struck the powerline. The main rotor struck the tail boom and the pilot lost directional control. The pilot closed the throttle and the helicopter landed heavily.
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General details
Date: 09 March 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 13:00 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Wirestrike 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 22 July 1993 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Minor 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: 47G-5 
Aircraft registration: VH-DUS 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Carpentaria Downs QLD
Destination:Carpentaria Downs QLD
 
 
 
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