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The pilot reported that the helicopter's engine lost power during normal cruise flight. A forced landing was conducted into small trees resulting in the helicopter catching fire and being destroyed. Later inspection of the wreckage by an aircraft engineer revealed a hole in the crankcase caused by a connecting rod which had separated from the crankshaft.
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General details
Date: 28 March 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 18:00 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Release date: 28 July 1993 Occurrence class: Technical 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: 47G-4 
Aircraft registration: VH-NXB 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Destination:Scartwater Station QLD
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