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

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