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.”

Date
July 14, 2015
Reg
VH-VOH
Make
Robinson
Model
R44
MSN
2149
Location
70 NM E of Alice Springs, NT
Country
Australia
CivilMilitary
Civil
Link 1
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2015/aair/ao-2015-077.aspx

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