28-Jan-19 N173AC Sikorsky S64 Jericho, Australia

During aerial fire control operations, at about 1956, the helicopter collided with water and came to rest inverted resulting in minor injuries to the three crew and damage to the helicopter.   Three on board swam to safety.

Date
January 28, 2019
Reg
N173AC
Make
Sikorsky
Model
S64
MSN
64015
Location
near Jericho (Gippsland)
Country
Australia
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Kestrel-Aviation
Link 1
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2019/aair/ao-2019-008/
Link 2
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-29/firefighting-water-bomber-helicopter-crashes-in-gippsland-dam/10757292

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