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The pilot was conducting a swath run parallel to a power line, when the tip of one of the main rotor blade made contact with a power pole. The helicopter was subsequently landed without further incident. This occurrence had not been reported.
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General details
Date: 26 August 1996 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 12:30 EST  
 Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
 Occurrence type: Collision with terrain 
Release date: 12 September 1997 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Co 
Aircraft model: 47G-3B1 
Aircraft registration: VH-HGM 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Substantial 
Departure point:Griffith NSW
Destination:Griffith NSW
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Last update 28 October 2014