Accident Robinson R22 N19VH, 06 Apr 2022
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 280400
 
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Date:06-APR-2022
Time:20:10 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R22
Owner/operator:Quantum Helicopters
Registration: N19VH
MSN: 3528
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Standing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Chandler Municipal Airport, AZ (CHD/KCHD)
Destination airport:Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, AZ
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The pilot in the helicopter reported that, during a night solo training flight, the helicopter was on the ground with the throttle rolled on and full collective friction applied when he used a flashlight to view the Hobbs meter. Unbeknownst to him, the collective crept up, the helicopter rolled to the right and dynamically rolled over. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the horizontal stabilizer, and the main rotor system. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal flight operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain helicopter control while on the ground when his attention was diverted, which resulted in a dynamic rollover.

Sources:

NTSB WPR22LA146
http://aerossurance.com/helicopters/distraction-dynamic-rollover/

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report
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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jul-2022 10:19 ASN Update Bot Added
16-Jul-2022 11:11 Aerossurance Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Phase, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jul-2022 11:18 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code]

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