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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 243570
Last updated: 3 March 2021
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Time:c. 12:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44 Raven II
Registration: C-FSSU
C/n / msn: 14335
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:1 km NE of Loretto, Adjala–Tosorontio township, ON -   Canada
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: TSB Canada
A privately registered Robinson R44 II helicopter was returning to a privately owned runway/helipad after a local flight with a pilot and three passengers. During the downwind approach the pilot flew along the runway in a northbound direction, and visually checked the wind sock and observed the wind was from the south. The pilot rotated the aircraft to face the headwind and directional control was lost;the helicopter began to rotate uncontrolably. The pilot decided to lower the collective and the helicopter dropped from 20 feet in height. The helicopter landed hard and came to rest on its right side. All four occupants evacuated the aircraft with no injuries and there was no fire. The 406 ELT was activated and all of the occupants had been wearing harnesses. The helicopter was substantially damaged.




Revision history:

03-Oct-2020 19:23 gerard57 Added
03-Oct-2020 20:05 belwood Updated [Source]
03-Oct-2020 20:11 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Source, Embed code, Damage]
03-Oct-2020 20:15 harro Updated [Location, Phase, Embed code, Category]
03-Oct-2020 23:16 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative, Category]
04-Oct-2020 01:33 Geno Updated [Source]
06-Oct-2020 08:24 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
09-Oct-2020 16:41 harro Updated [Narrative]

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