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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  
Location   (show map):Oakey Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
State: Queensland Occurrence type: Airprox 
Release date: 30 August 2010 Occurrence class: Operational 
Report status: Final Occurrence category: Incident 
 Highest injury level: None 
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
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Last update 18 April 2018