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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 228569
Last updated: 5 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III
Owner/operator:Angel City Air, Inc.
Registration: N218GH
C/n / msn: 3470
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Gillespie Field Airport (SEE/KSEE), San Diego County, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:San Diego-Gillespie Field, CA (SEE/KSEE)
Destination airport:San Diego-Gillespie Field, CA (SEE/KSEE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, after landing the helicopter on the landing platform, he decided to reposition it on the platform. He said that he increased the collective and that it "felt as if the nose was turning or yawing to the right." To correct the right yaw, he applied left pedal, but the helicopter continued moving right. The helicopter rolled to the right, the main rotor blades struck the ground, and the helicopter came to rest on its right side. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main and tail rotor drive systems. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain yaw and pitch control while repositioning the helicopter, which resulted in dynamic rollover.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

28-Aug-2019 09:26 Captain Adam Added
28-Aug-2019 10:44 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Plane category]
28-Aug-2019 13:50 RobertMB Updated [Narrative]
20-Mar-2020 14:52 Aerossurance Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
20-Mar-2020 14:52 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Embed code]
23-Mar-2020 18:43 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
23-Mar-2020 18:53 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]

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