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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 190774
Last updated: 21 November 2019
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Date:24-MAR-1981
Time:08:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R-22
Owner/operator:Randall Jennings t/a Jennings Aircraft
Registration: N9018P
C/n / msn: 0023
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Executive
Departure airport:Long Beach Airport, Long Beach, California (LGB/KLGB)
Destination airport:Saugus, California
Narrative:
Substantially damaged on March 24, 1981, when rolled over on landing at San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California. Aircraft had taken off from Long Beach Airport, Long Beach, California (LGB/KLGB) en route to Saugus, California, with a refuelling stop at El Monte, California. Aircraft Rollover was due to a forced landing, caused by Loss of Main Rotor RPM at High Density Altitude.

According to the official NTSB report into the accident: "PROBABLE CAUSE(S): PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE MAIN ROTOR R.P.M. FACTOR(S): WEATHER - DOWNDRAFTS, UPDRAFTS, HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE"

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: LAX81FUQ14 at https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=28150&key=0&queryId=99b19706-b9fd-4275-a9ce-f0e1c2ce7116&pgno=4&pgsize=50
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=9018P
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=1281
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/r22show.asp?start=1&count=50]


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-Oct-2016 16:24 Dr.John Smith Added
20-Oct-2016 16:24 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator]

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