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Old 4th Jul 2020, 15:24
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Helicopter down in Broome, W.A.

https://7news.com.au/news/transport/...gurr-c-1144953

Helicopter crashes in Broome suburb of Bilingurr

A helicopter carrying several people has crashed in Western Australia’s north.

Police were notified of the crash at about 2.30pm on Saturday in the Broome suburb of Bilingurr, in the state’s Kimberley region.

“It is believed there were several people onboard the helicopter at the time of the crash,” a police spokesman said.

“At this time, I am unable to confirm the details of those onboard or the extent of their injuries.”

Police, St John Ambulance and Department of Fire and Emergency Services personnel are responding to the crash.

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Old 4th Jul 2020, 23:57
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Old 5th Jul 2020, 03:19
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Fuel tank mod?
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Fuel tank mod?
Well and truly all completed by now.
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Old 5th Jul 2020, 07:09
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Ok, sad time for all in Broome.

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Old 6th Jul 2020, 05:42
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Evidently TR failure. Lucky anyone got out.
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Old 6th Jul 2020, 08:20
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Evidently TR failure. Lucky anyone got out.
Any translation for a non rotor head? Tail rotor perhaps?

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Any translation for a non rotor head? Tail rotor perhaps?
Yes.

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Old 10th Jul 2020, 03:03
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ATSB Update
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/news-i...ccident-update

Key points:
  • Helicopter’s tail assembly separated in-flight
  • Cause of the separation is currently unknown
  • R44 pilots who experience unusual vibrations through the tail rotor pedals are urged to land as soon as possible

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