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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202096
 
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Date:14-MAR-1999
Time:10:38
Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay Exec 162F
Owner/operator:Two Way Traffic Inc
Registration: N124CF
MSN: 6165
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Mechanicsburg, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Training
Departure airport:NONE
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
This was the pilot's first solo flight in a helicopter. He brought the helicopter to about a 6 inch hover and then drifted left and settled. The left rear skid contacted the ground and the helicopter rolled over on its left side. The pilot held a private pilot certificate for single engine airplanes but had not flown in several years. He had received 9.9 hours of dual instruction in the same model of helicopter, and was signed off for solo flight, but had not flown in the 44 days that preceded the accident flight.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadvertent induced dynamic rollover. A factor in the accident was the pilot's lack of helicopter experience.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001205X00381&key=1


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