The ATSB is investigating a collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22 helicopter, VH-HHQ, near Kutchera Station, Queensland, on 22 June 2019.
During aerial mustering operations, it was reported that the right anti-torque pedal fractured, leading to a loss of control and subsequent collision with terrain. The helicopter was substantially damaged and the pilot was uninjured.
As part of the investigation the ATSB will interview involved parties and witnesses, examine the fractured pedal, and gather additional information.
A final report will be released at the end of the investigation. Should a critical safety issue be identified during the course of the investigation, the ATSB will immediately notify those affected and seek safety action to address the issue.
|Date:||22 June 2019||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||9:00 EST||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||near Abingdon Downs (ALA), (Kutchera Station)||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Collision with terrain|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||4th Quarter 2019|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Robinson Helicopter Co|
|Aircraft model||R22 BETA|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Substantial|
|Departure point||Kutchera Station, Qld|
|Destination||Kutchera Station, Qld|