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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 172597
Last updated: 23 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Registration: N174CD
MSN: 13304
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Horseshoe Bay Resort Airport (KDZB), Horeshoe Bay, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Burnet, TX (BMQ)
Destination airport:Horseshoe Bay, TX (DZB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot attempted to land the helicopter on a landing cart. As the helicopter's skids contacted the cart, the helicopter began to slide forward and to the left. The pilot aborted the landing and brought the helicopter back to a hover. During the maneuver, the tail boom stinger contacted the landing cart and the helicopter nosed over. The helicopter touched down and rolled on to its side, causing substantial damage to the tail boom, fuselage, and rotor system. The pilot reported a variable wind and a developing tailwind during the landing.
Probable Cause: The helicopter's contact with the landing pad during a rejected landing.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

30-Dec-2014 22:41 Geno Added
10-Jan-2015 01:17 Geno Updated [Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
30-Nov-2017 19:42 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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