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

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