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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 231232
Last updated: 11 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Great Lakes Helicopter Corp.
Registration: C-FRAD
C/n / msn: 1392
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:0.6nm SSW from Kitchener/Waterloo (CYKF), ON -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
A Robinson R22 Beta helicopter from Great Lakes Helicopter Corp. was landing at the company’s facilities at 0.6nm SSW from Kitchener/Waterloo (CYKF), ON with student pilot and instructor on board. During landing the student was controlling the helicopter with the cyclic and the instructor was operating the collective and anti-torque pedals. The helicopter wasn't quite on the pad after the landing. The instructor lifted the helicopter into a hover and turned cyclic control only over to the student. The helicopter drifted forward past the landing pad, so the student input aft cyclic to
move back, but then added an aggressive forward cyclic movement. The helicopter began to rapidly approach the hangar and a tree beside the hangar. The instructor took control, but was unable to arrest the forward momentum. The main rotor blades contacted the tree beside the hangar and the helicopter rolled on its right side. The helicopter was substantially damaged. There were no injuries.


TSB (photo)

Revision history:

08-Dec-2019 18:39 harro Added
11-Dec-2019 20:58 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Source, Narrative]

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