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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202165
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay Exec
Registration: N31788
MSN: 3855
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fort Myers, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated he was running the aircraft's engine and hovering the helicopter while it was tied to the ground by a chain. The chain broke and he lost control of the helicopter. The helicopter rolled to the side and the main rotor collided with a tree.
Probable Cause: The pilot-in-command's failure to maintain aircraft control after the ground tie chain separated during engine run and hovering operations.



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26-Nov-2017 12:41 ASN Update Bot Added

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