The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain of a Bell 206B, VH-SDZ, near Emerald Airport, Queensland, on 18 November 2017.
During aerial work, the pilot detected an abnormal noise and conducted a precautionary landing. As it landed, the helicopter rolled onto its side, resulting in substantial damage.
The ATSB will be investigating the factors that contributed to the occurrence.
|Date:||18 November 2017||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||14:30 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Emerald Airport||Investigation phase:||Final report: Internal review|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Occurrence category:||Accident|
|Expected completion:||1st Quarter 2019||Highest injury level:||None|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Bell Helicopter Co|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Middlemount, Qld|