ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198807
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Narrative:The pilot of the skid-equipped helicopter reported that, the night before the accident flight, he hover-taxied into a hangar because convective activity was approaching the airport and he did not have ground-handling equipment (wheels) to move the helicopter. The following morning, he attempted to hover-taxi out of the hangar for a positioning flight, but the main rotor blade struck the top of the hangar door when the helicopter was about three-quarters of the way out of the hangar. Subsequently, the helicopter spun and rolled over onto its left side.
|Date:||Sunday 19 February 2017|
Robinson R44 II
|Year of manufacture:||2006|
|Total airframe hrs:||1953 hours|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||Spofford, TX -
United States of America
|Departure airport:||Spofford, TX (55XS)|
|Destination airport:||Hondo, TX (HDO)|
|Investigating agency: ||NTSB|
|Confidence Rating:|| Accident investigation report completed and information captured|
The main rotor and tailboom sustained substantial damage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's decision to hover-taxi out of the hangar and his subsequent failure to maintain clearance from the hangar.
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|Investigating agency: ||NTSB |
|Report number: ||GAA17CA165 |
|Status: ||Investigation completed|
|Download report: || Final report|
Other occurrences involving this aircraft
|5 July 2008
||Helicopter Tours of Texas
||Canyon Lake, Cormal County, Texas
|VFR flight in IMC |
|16 July 2015
||Prairie Lea, Texas
||ASN Update Bot
||Updated [Other fatalities, Phase, Nature, Source, Embed code]|
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