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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247782
Last updated: 13 February 2021
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Date:23-DEC-2020
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:near Derby, Western Australia -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Narrative:
On 23 December 2020, the pilot of a Robinson R22 helicopter was preparing to take off from a private property near Derby, Western Australia. The helicopter landing site was covered with rubber matting made from conveyor belts as a means of limiting dust when landing.
As the helicopter became airborne, it moved backwards slightly due to a headwind, resulting in the heel of the skid sliding between two overlapping sheets of matting. As the pilot attempted to gain height, the skid did not free itself and the helicopter pitched back and rolled to the left. The pilot recognised the early onset of dynamic rollover and attempted to recover by lowering the collective. While that action prevented a rollover, it resulted in a hard landing and substantial damage to the helicopter.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/occurrence-briefs/2021/aviation/ab-2021-003/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
13-Feb-2021 09:05 harro Added

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