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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 165734
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay Exec 162F
Registration: N43691
MSN: 6615
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:NE of Magnetic Springs, OH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Delaware, OH (DLZ)
Destination airport:Mt Victory, OH
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The flight instructor heard a noise during cruise flight 800 feet above ground level and saw a caution light illuminate on the instrument panel during an instructional flight. He did not recall if there was a loss of engine power. He performed a precautionary autorotation, the helicopter landed hard, and a postcrash fire destroyed the helicopter. The flight instructor had not previously performed an autorotation in the helicopter make and model. The postcrash fire precluded functional testing of any of the helicopterís systems; however, examination of the helicopter did not reveal evidence of any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The flight instructorís inadequate autorotation, which resulted in a hard landing and postcrash fire. Contributing was the flight instructorís lack of experience in performing an autorotation in the accident make and model of helicopter.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

24-Apr-2014 18:33 gerard57 Added
24-Apr-2014 18:37 Anon. Updated [Time]
24-Apr-2014 22:05 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 14:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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