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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145826
Last updated: 25 June 2018
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Type:Silhouette image of generic H269 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Schweizer 269C (300C)
Owner/operator:Wolf Tree Aviation Llc
Registration: N7505Y
C/n / msn: S1300
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Asheville Regional Airport - KAVL, Ashville, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Asheville, NC (AVL)
Destination airport:Asheville, NC (AVL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was demonstrating a run-on landing during a flight review. The pilot conducted the approach for landing about 40 knots, and touched down left of the runway centerline on both skids. As he lowered the collective, the helicopter's right center skid shoe contacted a runway centerline light, which sheared off the right skid and its support arms. The pilot raised the collective, raised the helicopter to a hover, and turned toward the taxiway. Shortly after, the engine and rotor rpm began to drop, and the pilot opened the throttle and lowered the collective, setting the helicopter onto the left skid. The helicopter rolled over and came to rest on its right side, resulting in substantial damage to the main rotor blades. According to a representative from the helicopterís type certificate holder, the skid shoes installed on the make and model of the accident helicopter at the time of manufacture were comprised of a single piece of steel that conformed tightly to the skid. The skid shoes observed on the accident helicopter were constructed from a flat metal plate attached to the skid by two brackets, resulting in a small gap between the skid shoe and the skid, which would have allowed the skid shoe to become caught on raised objects on the ground. Review of both the helicopterís maintenance logbook and FAA airworthiness records did not reveal any entries relating to replacement of the skid shoes.
Probable Cause: The use of an aftermarket skid shoe, which resulted in the skid shoe becoming caught on a runway centerline light during the run-on landing.



Revision history:

25-May-2012 10:38 gerard57 Added
25-May-2012 11:13 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Destination airport]
25-May-2012 13:39 Geno Updated [Operator, Location, Nature, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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