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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175287
Last updated: 17 June 2021
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Date:20-FEB-2004
Time:13:12 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206 JetRanger
Owner/operator:Fayette Air Services LLC
Registration: N35Q
MSN: 3073
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Locust Grove, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Andrews
Destination airport:Locust Grove
Narrative:
The pilot landed on a dolly at an angle. The pilot elected to reposition the helicopter so it would be straight on the dolly. The pilot increased collective pitch and the dolly started moving. The nose of the helicopter pitched up and to the left, and the tail rotor blades collided with the ground. The helicopter started turning to the left, and the pilot lowered the collective pitch. The main rotor blades collided with the ground and the helicopter rolled over on its right side. The pilot stated he did not experience any mechanical problems with the helicopter before the accident.

Cause:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the helicopter while lifting off a dolly to a hover. This resulted in the tail rotor blades and main rotor blades colliding with the ground and subsequent roll over.

Sources:

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20040305X00267&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Apr-2015 17:43 Noro Added
30-Nov-2016 22:27 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type]

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