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Date:04-FEB-2016
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B429 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 429 GlobalRanger
Owner/operator:Rodgers Helicopter Service
Registration: N702AC
C/n / msn: 57085
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Aurora Airport, Nebraska -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Lincoln, NE
Destination airport:Kearney, NE
Narrative:
During a maintenance flight, a slight intermittent vibration was detected in the main rotor system. Maintenance advised the PIC to continue monitoring the vibration during subsequent flights.

After departing from Lincoln Airport en route to Kearney, the vibration was noticeably worse than previous legs. The PIC made a precautionary landing at Aurora Airport (KAUH).

A post-landing inspection found that one of the main rotor rod-ends had failed.

Sources:

http://www.concern-network.org/concern-archive/2016/msg00011.html


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Jun-2016 16:21 Aerossurance Added
22-Sep-2016 09:51 Aerossurance Updated [Aircraft type]

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