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On 19 June 2012 at about 1645 Central Standard Time, a Eurocopter AS-350BA helicopter, registered VH-HEB (HEB), was en-route from Ceduna to Border Village, South Australia when abnormal fumes were detected in the cockpit. The pilot conducted an emergency landing. Once on the ground, the passenger exited the aircraft and noticed smoke and fire emanating from the aft cargo compartment. The pilot and passenger left the vicinity of the helicopter, which was subsequently destroyed as a result of the fire. This accident highlights the importance of having appropriate practices and procedures in place for the transport of dangerous goods and conducting remote area operations.

Aviation Short Investigation Bulletin – Issue 14

 

 
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