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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 273466
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Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay Exec 162F
Registration: ZU-DCI
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:In a wheat field, approximately 3 nm east of Morning Star Aerodrome -   South Africa
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
An instructor and a student pilot took off from Morning Star Aerodrome on a training flight to Fisantekraal airfield (FAFK). At a height of approximately 1 500 ft above mean sea level (AMSL) during a climb, the instructor demonstrated to the student a simulated engine failure by rolling off the throttle. The instructor stated that the entry was good and a safe autorotation was established. However, upon approaching the briefed recovery altitude, a recovery was attempted by rolling the power back on. The engine then appeared to splutter and the engine failed to regain power. The instructor made several attempts to restore engine power without success. At approximately 200 ft above ground level, the instructor committed to carrying out a full autorotation landing in an open field. The instructor touched down on the left-hand skid, causing the helicopter to roll over onto its right-hand side. The helicopter was substantially damaged, with damage to the main rotor blades, tail rotor, tail boom, skids and fuselage. PROBABLE CAUSE: minute (RPM) during a simulated autorotation, resulting in a hard landing followed by a dynamic rollover.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

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