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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30269
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Group 3 Aviation
Registration: N4072T
MSN: 1747
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Piru, Ventura County, Santa Clara River Valley, California -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Van Nuys, CA (VNY)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The instructor took his fiance up to introduce her to helicopter operations. After completing training he landed in a riverbed to wait for traffic to clear. After a few minutes he prepared to liftoff. As he lifted off, the right skid stayed in contact with the ground, and the helicopter continued to roll over to the right.
Probable Cause: Failure of the pilot to maintain control after encountering a dynamic rollover.


FAA register: 2. FAA:

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
20-Dec-2011 17:00 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
24-Sep-2016 20:15 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Dec-2017 18:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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