Aviation safety investigations & reports

Aerospatiale SA.365C, VH-LSR, 2km E Blackheath NSW, 1 February 1993

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Status: Completed
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After lift off, the helicopter was climbed vertically to a height of about 80 feet. As the pilot attempted to commence forward flight, a main rotor low speed warning alert was received and confirmed by the main rotor tachometer. The pilot attempted to land on a road adjacent to the helipad. After touchdown, the main rotor collided with the wall of a building.

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General details
Date: 01 February 1993   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1125 ESuT    
Location   (show map): 2km E Blackheath    
State: New South Wales    
Release date: 21 April 1997   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Aerospatiale Industries  
Aircraft model SA365  
Aircraft registration VH-LSR  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Serious  
Departure point Blackheath, NSW  
Destination Wenthworth Falls, NSW  
Last update 16 November 2015