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Bell 206B, VH-SDZ, Helistar Aviation: Accident occurred November 18, 2017 near Emerald Airport, Queensland, Australia

NTSB Identification: WPR18WA038
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Saturday, November 18, 2017 in Emerald Aerodrome, Australia
Aircraft: BELL HELICOPTER CO 206B, registration:
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On November 18, 2017, about 1430 local time, a Bell 206B helicopter, registration VH-SDZ, rolled over following a precautionary landing near Emerald Aerodrome, Middlemount, Queensland, Australia. The helicopter, which was equipped with a Rolls-Royce 250 series turboshaft engine, sustained substantial damage and the two crewmembers were uninjured.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating the accident. As the state of manufacture of the engines, the NTSB has designated a US accredited representative to assist the ATSB in its investigation.

All inquiries concerning this accident should be directed to the ATSB:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
62 Northbourne Avenue
Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: 1 800 020 616
Tel: (02) 6257 4150
International: +61 2 6257 4150
https://www.atsb.gov.au/ 

Collision with terrain involving Bell 206, VH-SDZ, near Emerald Airport, Queensland on November 18, 2017

Investigation number: AO-2017-112Investigation status: Active

Summary:   
The ATSB is investigating the collision with terrain of a Bell 206B, VH-SDZ, near Emerald Airport, Queensland, on November 18, 2017.

During aerial work, the pilot detected an abnormal noise and conducted a precautionary landing. As it landed, the helicopter rolled onto its side, resulting in substantial damage.

The ATSB will be investigating the factors that contributed to the occurrence.

https://www.atsb.gov.au

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