ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39401
Last updated: 17 September 2014
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Date:16-MAR-1987
Time:1117
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22A
Owner/operator:Arizona Wing & Rotor
Registration: N2256M
C/n / msn: 0498
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Scottsdale, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:(SDL)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
WITNESSES OBSERVED THE HELICOPTER STOP & APPEAR TO FLY BACKWARDS ON DOWNWIND BEFORE IT FELL TO THE GROUND IN AN UNCONTROLLED DESCENT. THEY ALSO NOTED THAT PORTIONS OF THE HELICOPTER'S TAIL SECTION SEPARATED AS IT FELL TO THE GROUND. AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED EVIDENCE OF A MAIN ROTOR STRIKE ON THE TAILBOOM OF THE HELICOPTER. AN EXAMINATION OF THE ENGINE REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF MECHANICAL PROBLEMS. CAUSE: A LOSS OF CONTROL IN FLIGHT FOR UNDETERMINED REASONS.

Sources:
NTSB: http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001213X30464


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