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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 248699
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Time:16:39 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R66 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R66 Turbine
Owner/operator:Trinity Paul Air LLC
Registration: N49XB
MSN: 0671
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Dusan, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gonzales, LA (KREG)
Destination airport:Duson, LA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The uncertificated pilot reported that he was hovering to land on a concrete driveway near his hangar when he encountered a wind gust. The pilot subsequently lost control of the helicopter and it nosed over and struck the driveway. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system and the tail rotor. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation. The pilot reported he'd flown the helicopter from a maintenance facility to his hangar without the supervision of a flight instructor.

Probable Cause: The uncertified pilot's failure to maintain control of the helicopter when encountering a wind gust while hovering to land.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

10-Mar-2021 17:30 Geno Added
06-Jul-2022 09:05 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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