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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211061
Last updated: 24 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 BETA
Registration: VH-HFF
C/n / msn: 2585
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Canberra Airport (YSCB), Canberra, ACT -   Australia
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:YSCB
Destination airport:YSCB
Investigating agency: BASI
The helicopter was engaged in a dual training exercise during which a number of autorotational approaches were conducted. These approaches were terminated in a hover using power. The student had completed a number of these approaches when the instructor introduced a 360 degree autorotational approach. The student completed this approach, however the standard to which it was flown was not consistent with the student's previous approaches. In an attempt to restore the student's confidence the instructor asked the student to complete another normal autorotational approach. This approach was flown in a similar fashion to the previous approaches, however when the helicopter was brought to the hover at the completion of the approach it began to yaw to the right. The instructor attempted to counter this yaw by application of anti-torque pedal however this was not successful. Despite the application of power the helicopter contacted the ground firmly and rolled onto its left side. The instructor and student egressed from the helicopter without difficulty.


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

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15-May-2018 13:33 Pineapple Added

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