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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30021
Last updated: 26 August 2016
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Time:15:15 CDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Helicopter Services
Registration: N7183X
C/n / msn: 2887
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:David Wayne Hooks Airport, Tomball, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:David Wayne Hooks Airport, Tomball, Texas
Destination airport:
The certified flight instructor (CFI) reported that the helicopter was in a 3-foot hover with the student pilot on the controls, when the aircraft began to drift 'slightly' to the right. As the CFI started to correct by applying left cyclic, the student 'abruptly' lowered the collective.

Subsequently, the right skid contacted the ground and the helicopter rolled over to the right. A ground impression, corresponding to the right skid was found after the accident. The helicopter's tail boom and main rotor drive system were destroyed and the cabin was substantially damaged.

The student pilot had received about 4 hours of helicopter instruction at the time of the accident. He held a commercial airman's certificate with single and multi-engine airplane ratings, and was a certified flight instructor for single and multi-engine airplanes.


Revision history:

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