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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212515
Last updated: 14 February 2020
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Date:24-FEB-2018
Time:14:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N7519G
C/n / msn: 1363
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Talkeetna, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Talkeetna, AK (TKA)
Destination airport:Talkeetna, AK
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The helicopter pilot reported that, during the off-airport landing, he believed he was landing on packed snow. He added that, during touchdown, the helicopter began to tip to the right, and he attempted to recover to no avail.
The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the windshield and horizontal stabilizer.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.


Probable Cause: The pilotís selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in a dynamic rollover.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180301X70512&key=1

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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