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The helicopter struck power lines during a property inspection for tussock regrowth and crashed.

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General details
Date: 12 February 1996 Investigation status: Completed 
Time: 1315 ESuT  
Location   (show map):3.6km W Windellama Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: New South Wales Occurrence type: Wirestrike 
Release date: 07 March 1997 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Accident 
 Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters 
Aircraft model: 269 
Aircraft registration: VH-AOC 
Serial number: 1160561 
Type of operation: Aerial Work 
Sector: Helicopter 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Fernleigh Homestead, NSW
Departure time:1305 ESuT
Destination:Fernleigh Homestead, NSW
Crew details
RoleClass of licenceHours on typeHours total
Fatal: 1001
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Last update 13 May 2014