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The pilot transmitted a Mayday. He advised that the aircraft had experienced a severe jolt and that he was returning to Gladstone. A short time later he advised that he was ditching near Facing Island. The wrecked helicopter was recovered 5 kilometres north east of Facing Island in 24 metres of water. The pilot and one male passenger drowned. One female passenger drowned and one survived.

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General details
Date: 28 July 1993 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1043 EST  
Location   (show map):20km NE Gladstone Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland  
Release date: 08 January 1996  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-PCR 
Serial number: 3500 
Type of operation: Charter 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Gladstone, QLD
Departure time:1035 EST
Destination:Heron Island, QLD
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 12NaN
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