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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 207797
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay Exec 90
Registration: VH-YCP
MSN: 5170
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:1km S of Cardinia, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Berwick, VIC
Destination airport:Kooweerup, VIC
Investigating agency: BASI
The student pilot/owner and an experienced private helicopter pilot, who was not endorsed on type and did not hold a valid medical certificate, decided to ferry the helicopter. While en route, they elected to enter an autorotational descent for a practice forced landing from about 1000 feet above ground level. When attempting a power recovery near the ground, they realised that the engine had stopped. During the autorotational touchdown, the main rotor cut through the tail boom. The landing gear skid assembly broke and the helicopter rolled onto its left side. Both occupants sustained minor injuries in the incident.


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

Revision history:

18-Mar-2018 07:15 Pineapple Added

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