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20-Feb-16 VH-LYW Robinson R22 Roma, Australia

The ATSB is investigating a wirestrike and collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22 helicopter, VH-LYW, 88 km northeast of Roma, Queensland, on 20 February 2016. During aerial mustering operations, the helicopter struck powerlines and subsequently collided with terrain. The pilot sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed.

20-Feb-16

14-Jul-15 VH-VOH Robinson R44 Alice Springs, Australia

During mustering operations, the helicopter collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage (photo). The pilot, who was the sole occupant of the helicopter, sustained minor injuries. Final report says “According to the Carburettor Icing Probability chart, the conditions indicated a high probability of serious carburettor icing at descent power.”

14-Jul-15

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28-May-15 VH-HRW Robinson R22 Mitchell, Australia (1F)

It has been reported that the helicopter’s tail rotor clipped a tree resulting in a loss of control and subsequent collision with terrain.  The pilot was fatally injured – and named here as Jeff Dean

28-May-15

23-Jan-15 VH-ZBH Robinson R22 Herbertvale Cattleyard, Australia

After take-off, the engine lost power and the pilot conducted a forced landing. The helicopter collided with the ground resulting in substantial damage. The pilot and passenger were uninjured.

23-Jan-15

18-May-14 VH-HAY Robinson R22 Fitzroy Crossing, Australia

R22  conducting mustering operations near Fitzroy Crossing WA, collided with terrain. The pilot sustained minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.

18-May-14

13-May-14 VH-HEP Robinson R22 Hughenden, Australia

Helicopter was conducting aerial mustering operations. It was reported that the helicopter’s main rotor clipped a tree and that the aircraft landed in long grass where it was destroyed by fire. The pilot was uninjured.

13-May-14

27-Mar-14 VH-HRX Robinson R22 Borroloola, Australia

During aerial mustering operations, the helicopter collided with terrain resulting in substantial damage. The pilot sustained serious injuries.

27-Mar-14

13-Nov-13 VH-STK Robinson R22 Normanton, Australia

While conducting aerial mustering operations, the helicopter’s engine suddenly stopped. During the forced landing, the main rotor blades severed the tail boom, resulting in substantial damage.

13-Nov-13

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Mustering accident was caused by lunch leftovers

Mustering accident was caused by lunch leftovers

Accident referred to is recorded in HeliHub.com Safety section here

Source: ABC, 23-Jul-10

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