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The ATSB is investigating the accident involving a AS350BA Squirrel helicopter, registered VH-BAA, that occurred at Hobart Airport, Tasmania on 7 November.

The helicopter collided with terrain, fatally injuring one of the two persons on board.

The ATSB deployed a team of two Transport Safety Investigators to the accident site with expertise that includes aircraft operations, engineering and maintenance.

While on site, the team will examine the wreckage, gather any recorded data, and interview witnesses.

The ATSB will release a preliminary investigation report in approximately 30 days. A final report into the accident may take up to 12 months to complete.

However, should a 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.

General details
Date: 07 November 2017 Investigation status: Active 
Time: 17:20 ESuT Investigation type: Occurrence Investigation 
Location   (show map):Hobart Airport Occurrence type:Collision with terrain 
State: Tasmania Occurrence class: Operational 
Release date: 10 November 2017 Occurrence category: Accident 
Report status: Pending Highest injury level: Fatal 
Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer: Aerospatiale Industries 
Aircraft model: AS.350BA 
Aircraft registration: VH-BAA 
Serial number: 2015 
Operator: Rotorlift 
Damage to aircraft: Destroyed 
Departure point:Hobart, Tasmania
Destination:Hobart, Tasmania
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Last update 10 November 2017