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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 214792
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:03-APR-2015
Time:11:15 CDT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Kyle W. Lange
Registration: N8363D
C/n / msn: 2745
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fort Davis, Jeff Davis County, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Photo/air-to-air
Departure airport:Fort Davis, Texas
Destination airport:Fort Davis, Texas
Narrative:
The pilot stated he was positioning the helicopter to have the sole passenger take a photograph of an animal and a settling with power condition occurred. The pilot stated that a gust of wind came from a nearby hill and began to push the helicopter toward the ground so the pilot conducted a running landing to an open field. During the landing, the pilot reported that the helicopter struck an anthill and rolled sideways. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tail boom.

The pilot verified that there were no pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain control of the helicopter during flight, which resulted in the helicopter impacting terrain.

Sources:

1. NTSB Accident Number: GAA15CA032 at https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20150403X70210&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=CA
2. FAA Registration: https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N8363D
3. http://helihub.com/2015/04/03/03-apr-15-n8363d-robinson-r22-fort-davis-us-texas/
4. http://www.aircraftdomain.com/tail-number/n8363d.html
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Davis,_Texas


Revision history:

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28-Aug-2018 22:39 Dr.John Smith Added

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