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VH-SAI departed Sydney Airport for aerial work east of the coast in the Victor 1 transit lane. The helicopter was later observed following the coastline contours, within the Sydney Control Zone. The pilot subsequently reported that the flight path of the helicopter had been affected by the southeasterly wind, resulting in the aircraft inadvertently straying into controlled airspace.
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General details
Date: 13 March 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 9:30 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 06 May 1993 Occurrence class: Airspace 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: 206B 
Aircraft registration: VH-SAI 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Nil 
Departure point:Sydney NSW
Destination:Sydney NSW
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