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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135930
Last updated: 28 July 2019
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Date:01-AUG-1987
Time:20:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Aviation Training Academy
Registration: N9078Z
C/n / msn: 288
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Sterling, Massachusetts
Destination airport:Sterling, Massachusetts
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
BEFORE FLYING SOLO, THE STUDENT PILOT AND HIS INSTRUCTOR (CFI) PRACTICED AUTO-ROTATIONS FOR ABOUT 1/2 HOUR. THE CFI DEPLANED AND THE STUDENT TOOK OFF ON A SOLO FLIGHT. HE FLEW TO A RESERVOIR AREA FOR MORE PRACTICE. AFTER DESCENDING FROM ABOUT 1000 TO 500 FEET, THE ENGINE LOST POWER. THE STUDENT MADE AN AUTO-ROTATION TO THE AN OPEN AREA NEAR THE RESERVOIR. HOWEVER, DURING TOUCHDOWN ON SLOPING TERRAIN, THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER. A POST-ACCIDENT EXAMINATION WAS MADE, BUT NO ENGINE OR FUEL SYSTEM DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC87LA217 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001213X31908&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=9078Z
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=1219


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Sep-2016 20:26 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Sep-2016 20:31 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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