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Pilot had completed a 360° turn to the right and was commencing with the same exercise to the left, approximately 90° through the turn the skid gear impacted with the ground, the helicopter continue to rotate to the left and tail rotor stinger and lower fenestron fin assembly impacted with the ground, which had caused… Read more »
Landing accident and helicopter ended up on its side. Note that from the two links provided, the TVNZ link shows the helicopter at the accident location and The Press link shows it after being removed from there to a grassy area for recovery away from the site
Practising autorotation when it hit the ground tail first at very low rotor RPM and one blade struck the tail boom. The helicopter came to rest on its skids and there were no injuries to the instructor or student. BEA data refers to ” A broken cam of the throttle was found.” That report also… Read more »
During autorotation practice, the main rotor blades contacted the tail boom after the helicopter bounced off the ground in a heavy landing
The instructor explained that during a go-around after practice approach altitude on a field, the helicopter suddenly made several turns to the left around the yaw axis. He managed to land in a snowy field at about 5400 ft.
Main transmission belt came loose, causing engine to lose power. Emergency landing completed successfully but uneven ground caused temporary instability which led to one main blade contacting and cutting tail boom.