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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 195506
Last updated: 8 October 2020
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Date:01-SEP-2016
Time:13:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B429 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 429 GlobalRanger
Owner/operator:NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Registration: N917PD
C/n / msn: 57148
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Rikers Island, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:New York, NY (JRB)
Destination airport:Rikers Island, NY
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was landing the helicopter on a nose-up slope when he "noticed the helicopter started to tilt aft." As the pilot "immediately" increased collective pitch and applied forward cyclic to abort the landing, three of the four main rotor blades struck the wire strike protection system on the cabin roof, which resulted in substantial damage to the blades. Representatives from the helicopter manufacturer examined the helicopter, replaced the three damaged rotor blades, and then returned the helicopter to service. According to the pilot, there were no mechanical deficiencies with the helicopter that would have prevented normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilotís overcontrolling of the helicopter during an aborted slope landing from a hover, which resulted in a main rotor blade strike.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20160913X10345&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
20-May-2017 14:59 Aerossurance Added
19-Aug-2017 14:59 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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