The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain of an EC130 helicopter, registered VH-YHS, 19 km SSE Mansfield (ALA), Victoria, on 19 January 2019.
The pilot reported that during the initial climb at about 3 m, the helicopter began to yaw and roll to the left at an increasing rate. The pilot then initiated a landing during which the helicopter rolled over. The helicopter was substantially damaged but no one was injured.
As part of the investigation, the ATSB will interview the pilot and obtain other relevant evidence and information.
A report will be released at the conclusion of the investigation.
Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify relevant parties so appropriate action can be taken.
|Date:||19 January 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||15:00 ESuT||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||19 km SSE Mansfield||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Victoria||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2019|
|Type of operation||Private|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|