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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 209307
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:12-JAN-1996
Time:10:22
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 BETA
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-HTF
C/n / msn: 0574
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Caloundra Airport (YCDR), Caloundra, QLD -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:YCDR
Destination airport:YCDR
Investigating agency: BASI
Narrative:
The student pilot flared too late in a practice autorotational landing and the instructor reacted too slowly to prevent the helicopter from impacting the ground heavily. The helicopter bounced three times, and on the third bounce, the main rotor blades severed the tail boom.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1996/aair/199600099/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4931474/199600099.pdf

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

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