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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212539
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:03-JAN-2013
Time:13:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-RYO
C/n / msn: 1910
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Moorabbin Airport (YMMB), Moorabbin, VIC -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Training
Departure airport:YMMB
Destination airport:YMMB
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
During the takeoff, the student slowly raised the collective and applied some left cyclic and left yaw control pedal, the helicopter became light on the skids, and started to slide and yaw to the left. The left skid then caught on the ground twice. The student became tense and inadvertently raised the collective instead of lowering it to reject the takeoff. He reported that his subsequent movements of the controls were erratic. The helicopter pitched upwards and the tail boom contacted the ground. The helicopter rolled and came to rest on its right side. The student received minor injuries and the helicopter sustained serious damage.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2013/aair/ao-2013-005/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/4118623/ao-2013-005_final.pdf

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


Revision history:

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