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During the return leg of a standard joy flight at 500ft, an Osprey struck and penetrated the left windscreen. The front seat passenger was slightly injured by impact and suffered cuts from perspex shards. Control of the helicopter was not affected, and the pilot was able to land safely.
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General details
Date: 11 July 1996 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 14:30 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Birdstrike 
Release date: 23 July 1996 Occurrence class: Environment 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: Minor 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: 206L-1 
Aircraft registration: VH-SWL 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Minor 
Departure point:Southport QLD
Destination:Southport QLD
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