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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 41274
 
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Date:02-OCT-1992
Time:15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay Exec
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N41KC
MSN: 80E2912C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Wimberley, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Buda, TX
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
A PILOT WAS IN CRUISE FLIGHT IN HIS HOMEBUILT HELICOPTER WHEN AN INFLIGHT BREAKUP WAS INITIATED BY THE SKIN DELAMINATION OF ONE OF HIS MAIN ROTOR BLADES. THE DYNAMIC IMBALANCE AND DIVERGENT FLAPPING OF HIS ROTOR SYSTEM CAUSED THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES TO STRIKE THE TAILBOOM AND PORTIONS OF THE AIRFRAME. WITNESSES REPORTED AN EXPLOSION AND INFLIGHT FIRE PRIOR TO THE UNCONTROLLED DESCENT TO THE GROUND. THE WRECKAGE WAS DISPERSED FOR 750 YARDS. CAUSE: THE DELAMINATION OF THE SKIN ON A MAIN ROTOR BLADE.

Sources:

NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001211X15858


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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