Aviation safety investigations & reports

Sikorsky UH-60 helicopter, registered A25-204, Oakey Qld, 23 July 2010

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


The ATSB has completed its examination of the cockpit voice recorder from a Sikorsky UH-60 helicopter, registered A25-204, on behalf of the Australian Directorate of Defence Aviation and Air Force Safety (DDAAFS). The helicopter had been involved in an air safety occurrence during a training operation on 23 July 2010.

The Australian Directorate of Defence Aviation and Air Force Safety is responsible for investigating this occurrence. On 10 August 2010, DDAAFS requested assistance from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) in the recovery of information from a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) that was fitted to the helicopter.

To protect the information supplied by DDAAFS to the ATSB, and the investigative work undertaken to assist the Directorate, the ATSB initiated an investigation under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The CVR was successfully downloaded on 13 August 2010 and a copy of the data file was provided to representatives from DDAAFS. The CVR was returned to the DDAAFS representatives following the download.

Information publicly released by DDAAFS is available on the Department of Defence website: www.defence.gov.au

Contact details for DDAAFS are:

Air Force Headquarters
Department of Defence
Russell Offices
Canberra ACT 2600

Switchboard: (02) 6265 9111




Released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

General details
Date: 23 July 2010   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1200 EST   Investigation level: Systemic - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location   (show map): Oakey    
State: Queensland   Occurrence type: Airprox  
Release date: 30 August 2010   Occurrence category: Incident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft  
Aircraft model UH-60  
Aircraft registration A25-204  
Type of operation Military  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Nil  
Departure point Oakey, Qld  
Destination Oake,y Qld  
Last update 03 April 2020