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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 39430
Last updated: 5 December 2016
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Date:30-OCT-1988
Time:08:54 PDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Resort Aviation
Registration: N2627K
C/n / msn: 748
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:3 miles from Paul Hoberg Airport, Lower Lake, Lake County, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Paul Hoberg Airport, Lower Lake, California
Destination airport:
Narrative:
DURING A LOCAL SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN IN AN OPEN FIELD APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES FROM THE AIRPORT. IT WAS REPORTED TO HAVE CONTACTED THE GROUND AT CONSIDERABLE DOWNWARD SPEED WITH HIGH ROTOR RPM. NO PRE-IMPACT MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND DURING THE INVESTIGATION. THE OPERATOR ESTIMATED THERE WAS A 600 TO 700 FEET OF OVERCAST WITH 2 TO 3 MILES VISIBILITY AND FOG. ALSO, HE REPORTED THE STUDENT HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED TO REMAIN IN THE PATTERN TO PRACTICE LANDINGS.

Sources:
1. NTSB Identification LAX89LA028 at http://www.ntsb.gov/about/employment/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001213X27101&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=2627K
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=1207
4. http://www.planetrace.co.uk/r22_0501-1000_29.html
5. http://www.airfields-freeman.com/CA/Airfields_CA_SantaRosa.htm#hoberg


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
08-Feb-2016 18:51 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Sep-2016 21:57 Dr.John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Source]
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