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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163744
Last updated: 31 August 2019
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Date:09-JAN-2014
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Heritage Helicopter Services Llc
Registration: N994HV
C/n / msn: 0994
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jack Brooks Regional Airport, Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Jack Brooks Regional Airport, Beaumont, Texas (BMT/KBMT)
Destination airport:Jack Brooks Regional Airport, Beaumont, Texas (BMT/KBMT)
Narrative:
For about 30 minutes, the flight instructor and his student pilot were practising hovering and landings on a level concrete area. During the accident touchdown, a wind gust or wind shift occurred and the helicopter shifted sideways. The pilots felt the skids "catch" and the left side of the helicopter began to lift. The flight instructor called for and took control of the helicopter. The student pilot had not released his controls. The helicopter then rolled onto its right side. The helicopter sustained substantial tail boom damage. The pilot's accident report indicated that there were no helicopter mechanical malfunctions.

Probable Cause: The student pilot not controlling the helicopter following a wind gust and the flight instructor's inadequate remedial action resulting in the helicopter rolling over on its side during a landing.

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: CEN14CA108 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20140109X81812&key=1
2. FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=994HV
3. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/r22_0501-1000_29.html
4. https://uk.flightaware.com/resources/registration/N994HV


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Feb-2014 00:05 Geno Added
15-Oct-2016 18:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:21 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2018 23:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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