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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190773
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Time:08:35 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R-22
Registration: N9027Z
C/n / msn: 0047
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gaines County Airport, Seminole, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gaines County Airport, Seminole, Texas (KGNC/GNC)
Destination airport:Gaines County Airport, Seminole, Texas (KGNC/GNC)
First registered in the US as N9027Z on September 15, 1980. Substantially damaged March 12, 1981 when rolled over after a "hard" autorotational lading at Gaines County Airport, Seminole, Texas (KGNC/GNC) during a local dual instructional flight. Aircraft landed on uneven ground, which preciptated the rollover. According to the official NTSB report into the accident "PROBABLE CAUSE(S): DUAL STUDENT - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M. PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF FLIGHT"

Aircraft later repaired and returned to service: US registration N9027Z cancelled September 19, 1985 as "sold to Australia". Re-registered in Australia as VH-HBC from September 27, 1985.


1. NTSB Identification: FTW81FA046 at
2. FAA:

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

4 Mar 1994 VH-HBC 0 15km NE of Hodgson River, NT sub

Revision history:

20-Oct-2016 16:00 Dr.John Smith Added

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