14-Sep-14 VH-FHX Bell 206B Jabiru, Australia

During the approach to a confined landing area, the pilot was alerted to an object to the left of the helicopter and while manoeuvring to avoid this object, the main rotor and tail rotor struck a tree. The pilot conducted a missed approach and after the subsequent landing, assessed the damage as minor and elected to continue the flight. An engineering inspection at the end of the day revealed substantial damage to the rotor blades.

Date:
14 September, 2014
Reg:
VH-FHX
Make:
Bell
Model:
B206
MSN:
2822
Location:
94 km ENE of Jabiru, NT
Country:
Australia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-151.aspx

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