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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 180317
 
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Date:25-SEP-1995
Time:17:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Rotorway Executive 90
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-OJCM
MSN: 5117
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Whitchurch, Shropshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Standing
Nature:Test
Departure airport:Whitchurch, Shropshire
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Narrative:
Written off (damaged beyond repair) 25/9/1995 when rolled over whilst engine running at Whitchurch, Shropshire. According to the following extract from the official AAIB report into the accident:

"The pilot and co-owner of the helicopter were carrying out engine run-ups after maintenance. With the main rotors running at 100% RPM, the pilot let go of the cyclic control, so as to reach across to his right, and operate the carburettor heat control.

As he did so, the pilot was watching the engine pressure and temperature gauges, to check the effectiveness of the carburettor heating. At the same time, he inadvertently raised the collective lever a little more. The cyclic control was tilted slightly more to the right, and the increase in the collective lever was sufficient to raise the left skid, and topple the helicopter over sideways, before the pilot noticed was was happening, and take corrective action"

Damage to airframe: main and tail rotor blade, boom and body panels damage. All of which were presumably enough to render the airframe as "damaged beyond economic repair", as the registration G-OJCM was cancelled by the CAA on 21/8/1996

Sources:

1. AAIB: https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/5422fffc40f0b61346000ae3/Rotorway_Executive_90__G-OJCM_12-95.pdf
2. CAA: http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=14763
4. http://www.rotorway.co.uk/

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Oct-2015 13:08 Dr. John Smith Added
08-Jun-2016 20:20 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Registration]
08-Jun-2016 20:21 Dr.John Smith Updated [Narrative]

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