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At the completion of a tourist flight the passengers were directed from the aircraft and the next load of passengers, who had been correctly briefed on approaching the helicopter while the engine was still operating, were accompanied by an attendant to the front of the helicopter. The pilot locked the controls and debarked to assist the attendant. One passenger failed to follow the instructions and passed to the rear of the aircraft, receiving fatal injuries when struck by the tail rotor.

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General details
Date: 10 August 1995 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1425 CST  
Location   (show map):Ayers Rock, Aerodrome Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Northern Territory  
Release date: 23 April 1996  
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: 206 
Aircraft registration: VH-FHX 
Serial number: 2822 
Type of operation: Charter 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Ayers Rock, NT
Destination:Ayers Rock, NT
Fatal: 0101
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