12-Jun-14 G-BWAV Schweizer S300C Dunsfold, UK

The pilot was attempting a practice autorotation when the accident occurred. He did not realise that he had failed to achieve a split between engine and rotor rpm, with the result that the rotor rpm reduced to below the normal operating range. The pilot was unable to prevent the helicopter striking the ground hard. It was destroyed in the accident, although the pilot escaped injury.

Date
June 12, 2014
Reg
G-BWAV
Make
Schweizer
Model
S300
MSN
S-1204
Location
Dunsfold Airfield
Country
UK
CivilMilitary
Civil
Link 1
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/emergency-crash-landing-dunsfold-aerodrome-7264127
Link 2
http://farnborough.proboards.com/thread/15813/chopper-crash?page=1&scrollTo=72886
Link 3
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/publications/bulletins/september_2014/schweizer_300__g_bwav.cfm

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