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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 181563
Last updated: 11 September 2020
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Time:13:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:European Helicopter Center A/S
Registration: LN-OZP
C/n / msn: 4541
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sandefjord Torp airfield, Vestfold -   Norway
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sandefjord Torp airfield (ENTO)
Destination airport:Sandefjord Torp airfield (ENTO)
Investigating agency: AIBN
The purpose of the flight was to conduct a skill test for PPL (H) certificate. The flight consisted of several elements, among them auto rotations down taxiway "Y south." After these auto rotations were completed, a simulated loss of engine power from low hover should be performed.
The engine RPM dropped. The candidate started to give left cyclic stick, which gave a lateral movement to the left. The examiner grabbed the cyclic stick and tried to correct with a cyclic stick movement to the right, but did not stop the left movement of the helicopter before the left landing gear came in contact with the ground surface consisting of frozen grass and snow. The helicopter overturned. The main rotor struck the ground a couple of turns before the helicopter came to rest on the left side.

The flying school has since the accident revised its procedures so that this exercise is performed on hard surfaces. This reduces the risk that the skids are prevented from lateral movement due to it sinking into soft ground."



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

Revision history:

21-Nov-2015 18:23 asyl Added
21-Nov-2015 20:02 Geno Updated [Source]
18-Oct-2016 19:45 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
18-Oct-2016 19:47 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type]
11-Sep-2020 18:39 harro Updated [Time, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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