ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 30255
Last updated: 31 October 2014
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Date:02-FEB-2000
Time:14:37 PST
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Hale Properties LLC
Registration: N999EV
C/n / msn: 0667
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Palo Alto, California -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:SAN CARLOS, CA
Destination airport:PALO ALTO, CA
Narrative:
The pilot and passenger were inbound to land, and the pilot requested permission to perform an autorotation, which was approved. The pilot reported that he did not think he was going to reach the runway during the autorotation, so he added power. The engine failed to respond and the tail stinger contacted the ground resulting in the separation of the tail boom.

The pilot pulled collective pitch; the helicopter briefly became airborne, and spun violently to the right. The pilot maintained a level attitude and the helicopter landed hard. After the rotor stopped, they exited the helicopter. The pilot stated that he should have used carburetor heat prior to the extended engine idle period of the autorotation. The temperature and dew point were in the serious icing-glide power range.

Sources:
http://dms.ntsb.gov/aviation/AccidentReports/1sqtpq55lg1eak451bt340ih1/J12182011120000.pdf
http://www.regosearch.com/aircraft/us/999EV
http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.asp?accidentkey=1538
http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/3/3/1/0675133.jpg


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
17-Dec-2011 22:56 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
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