The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The student’s improper use of the anti torque pedals during a practice hover autorotation, which resulted in the helicopter rolling over. Additional causes of the accident were the certificated flight instructor’s inadequate supervision of the maneuver and delayed remedial action.
At 50 feet, during the demonstration of Class B landing by the training captain, the helicopter experienced a sudden drop in height, hitting the ground nine metres short of the runway. There was no fatality, but damage to the nose wheels, the left main landing gear forward structure and the tail guard.
Crashed while manuevering over Qua Ibom Terminal Airfield (QUA) at Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed. There was no fire
Very heavy landing on unauthorised flight. Pilot died from his injuries
21-year-old flight instructor on a cross-country training flight with a student . The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot’s failure to maintain rotor RPM during hover taxi. A contributing factor was the high density altitude weather condition.
One person died and three others were critically injured when a helicopter on a chartered flight crashed near the southwestern Nigerian oil city of Warri. The helicopter was reported to be modifying its flight plan on account of bad weather in Port Harcourt before losing contact with air traffic controllers. It ran into high-tension power… Read more »
On a training flight, the helicopter struck the ground in a level attitude, the front of the left skid caught in the soft uneven ground, and the helicopter rolled left. 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 the takeoff… Read more »
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the pilot’s failure to maintain aircraft control during initial takeoff climb resulting in an uncontrolled descent and impact with terrain. A contributing factor was the pilot’s encounter in settling with power.
Main blades hit folded-up hangar door on climb out from apron. Main blades sliced tail boom, skids splayed. One minor injury and 3 uninjured. Registration cancelled as “destroyed”