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The aircraft was engaged in a powerline inspection. The crew had identified a downed powerline. During an approch to land, to carry out a closer inspection, the helicopter collided with a second powerline that was still in place. It crashed in a near vertical attitude. Wreckage inspection indicated that one main rotor blade had made solid contact with the powerline. The pilot indicated, before his injuries took full affect, that he had forgotten about the second line. He has been unable to provide any further information.
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General details
Date: 01 February 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 10:30 EST Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
 Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 17 April 1996 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Final Highest injury level: Serious 
 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Robinson Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: R22 ALPHA 
Aircraft registration: VH-HBL 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Dagworth Station QLD
Destination:Dagworth Station QLD
 
 
 
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