Investigation led by ATSB - Australia

Serious incident to the Bell 505 registered VH-VTB operated by Nautilus Aviation on 15/07/2022 at Cairns

Preliminary data based on the notification from the Australian authorities:

During approach, the pilot heard a loud noise and observed an uncommanded yaw to the right. The pilot conducted a forced landing inside aerodrome confines. The engineering inspection revealed the bearing forward of the oil cooler blower had failed.