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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 240785
Last updated: 1 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Hawker Se 258022 Llc
Registration: N7007X
C/n / msn: 2785
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Seymour, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Seymour, TX
Destination airport:Seymour, TX
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that he was herding cattle when the helicopter's tail rotor struck a tree branch. The helicopter began to yaw right and fully rotated twice as the pilot maneuvered toward open terrain. The pilot lowered the collective and rolled the throttle off to arrest the rotation. The helicopter stopped rotating and then landed hard. The tail rotor and empennage sustained substantial damage. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector who examined the helicopter reported that he found no preimpact mechanical malfunctions.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a tree while maneuvering at low altitude.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

01-Sep-2020 16:55 ASN Update Bot Added

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