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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 168864
Last updated: 20 June 2019
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Date:06-FEB-2012
Time:16:17
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Superios Air S.A.
Registration: SX-HCW
C/n / msn: 1875
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:500 meters from the Athens-Lamia National Road, Pachi, Megara -   Greece
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Megara General Aviation Airport. Megara, Attica (LGMG)
Destination airport:Megara General Aviation Airport. Megara, Attica (LGMG)
Narrative:
During training and while the instructor had control, a turn was attempted during the final approach to a specific landing point at the end of the runway. While adding power the pilot noticed a reduction in engine and main rotor rpm. Considering that the power available was not enough for a go-around or reaching the intended landing point he increased the rate of turn towards the wind so as to reduce the rate of descent and attempted an emergency landing at the current location (south of the runway). The landing took place with an excessive rate of descent and the initial ground contact was made with one skid. Because of the plowed and wet ground the skid was immersed in the field resulting in rapid deceleration and the helicopter overturn. No injuries occurred.

Sources:

1. http://aaiasb.gr/en/-2014/338-012014.html
2. http://www.11aviation.com/aeronea.pl?id=1335
3. http://www.iefimerida.gr/news/35776/ελικόπτερο-έκανε-βουτιά-θανάτου-κοντά-στη-θήβα (Greek text)
4. http://www.inews.gr/203/elikoptero-katepese-stin-thiva.htm (Greek text)
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megara


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Aug-2014 17:41 Aerossurance Added
04-Feb-2015 01:20 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
04-Feb-2015 01:23 Dr. John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport]
20-Apr-2017 14:07 TB Updated [Operator, Location]
04-Sep-2018 00:32 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]

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