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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215231
Last updated: 24 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BABY model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Canadian Home Rotors Safari
Registration: N699WC
C/n / msn: 0619
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Highgate-Franklin County State Airport, Vermont (FSO) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Highgate-Franklin County State Airport, VT (KFSO)
Destination airport:Highgate-Franklin County State Airport, VT (KFSO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that, while hovering the helicopter, a wind gust picked up the helicopter and pushed it to the left. He attempted to recover, but the skid impacted the ground, and the helicopter rolled onto its left side.
The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the windscreen and tailboom.
The student reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 340° at 4 knots.

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain lateral control during a hover.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report


Photo: Vermont State Police

Revision history:

09-Sep-2018 08:35 gerard57 Added
09-Sep-2018 08:35 gerard57 Updated [Nature]
09-Sep-2018 09:47 harro Updated [Location]
09-Sep-2018 18:06 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
09-Sep-2018 21:43 Geno Updated [Registration, Narrative]
10-Sep-2018 17:07 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2019 09:04 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
23-Mar-2019 10:04 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo]

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