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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213110
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Registration: VH-UXL
C/n / msn: 0100
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Castle Hill, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Castle Hill, NSW
Destination airport:Castle Hill, NSW
At the conclusion of the student's first training exercise the instructor positioned the helicopter in a hover at about 3 feet above ground level and allowed the student to use the controls. The aircraft was headed into the 25 knot gusty wind when sudden sink was experienced. The student instinctively applied full aft cyclic control and the heel of the right skid dug into the ground as the helicopter moved backwards.

The aircraft rolled onto its right side, destroying the main rotor blades and distorting the cabin area. The instructor had allowed the student to attempt an operation beyond the level of his current ability and had been unable to recover control when the sink was experienced.



Revision history:

10-Jul-2018 08:42 Pineapple Added
15-Aug-2018 22:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Cn, Operator, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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