The ATSB has commenced a transport safety investigation into a fractured rotor blade on a Eurocopter Deutschland BO105 CBS-5, registration VH-NVH, near Archerfield Aerodrome, Queensland, on 19 August 2021.
After take-off, the crew detected abnormal airframe vibration and returned the aircraft to Archerfield. The post-flight inspection revealed a crack in one of the main rotor blades.
The evidence collection phase of the investigation will include examination of the rotor blade, a review and examination of maintenance records and the gathering of any other relevant evidence. A report will be published 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 that appropriate safety action can be taken.
|Date:||19 August 2021||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||0400 (AEST)||Investigation level:||Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Archerfield Aerodrome||Investigation phase:||Evidence collection|
|State:||Queensland||Occurrence type:||Propeller/rotor malfunction|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||1st Quarter 2022|
|Aircraft model||BO105 CBS-5|
|Serial number||S 923|
|Operator||SURF LIFE SAVING QUEENSLAND INC|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Archerfield Aerodrome, Queensland|
|Destination||Archerfield Aerodrome, Queensland|