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Collision Accident near Moorabbin, Victoria, Beech D50B Aircraft VH-RCN and Bell 47G-3B-2 Helicopter VH-BLM, 19 October 1970

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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Both aircraft converging on Moorabbin apt.BLM in blind spot below combing of RCN.Plt RCN didn't see BLM until too late to avoid collision. Wreckage of both aircraft fell into built up area, causing minor damage.

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General details
Date: 19 October 1970   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1418 EST    
Location: Near Moorrabbin 7NW    
State: Victoria   Occurrence type: Airborne collision  
Release date: 20 April 1972   Occurrence category: Airspace  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft 1 details

Aircraft 1 details
Aircraft manufacturer Bell Helicopter Co  
Aircraft model 47  
Aircraft registration VH-BLM  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Moorrabbin Vic  
Destination Moorrabbin  

Aircraft 2 details

Aircraft 2 details
Aircraft manufacturer Beech Aircraft Corp  
Aircraft model 50  
Aircraft registration VH-RCN  
Type of operation Aerial Work  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Essendon Vic  
Destination Moorrabbin Vic  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 2 0 3
Fatal: 2 0 0 2
Total: 3 2 0 5
Last update 16 May 2014