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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 217919
Last updated: 23 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 HP
Registration: VH-JVC
C/n / msn: 335
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jandakot Airport (YPJT), Jandakot, WA -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YPJT
Destination airport:YPJT
During a practice circuit, the pilot noticed an intermittent vibration through the aircraft. He elected to discontinue the exercise and carried out a normal landing. As the mixture control was placed in the idle/cut-off position, one of the main rotor blades struck the tail boom. The vibration noticed by the pilot probably resulted from spark plug fouling. Strong, gusty wind conditions prevalent at the time of the accident, were ideal for exaggerated main rotor flapping known as "blade sailing".


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16-Nov-2018 10:54 Pineapple Added

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