18-Aug-17 VH-LGN Robinson R44 Channel Point, Australia

Passing 500 ft in a descending turn at approximately 50 kt, the pilot reported the helicopter began to vibrate. The pilot was unable to stop the vibration and conducted a precautionary landing. The helicopter landed hard and severed the tail boom. The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the pilot and three passengers were not injured.

Date
August 18, 2017
Reg
VH-LGN
Make
Robinson
Model
R44
MSN
12052
Location
Channel Point, Northern Territory
Country
Australia
CivilMilitary
Civil
Link 1
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2017/aair/ao-2017-086/

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