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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173558
Last updated: 9 May 2019
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Date:17-MAR-1980
Time:14:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Helicopter Academy LLC
Registration: N9017Z
C/n / msn: 0017
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Connecticut -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Ellington Airport (FAA LID: 7B9)
Destination airport:Ellington Airport (FAA LID: 7B9)
Narrative:
Substantially damaged 17 March 1980: collided with ground at Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Connecticut, whilst in the hover during dual instruction sortie from Ellington Airport.

According to the NTSB report:

"PROBABLE CAUSE(S):
PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF FLIGHT
DUAL STUDENT - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC80FNE11
2. http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=9017Z
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=34237


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Feb-2015 00:22 Dr. John Smith Added

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