Pilot Douglas Barnett told investigators he was practicing take off and landings when the helicopter became uncontrollable. He said the governor on the engine became stuck while hovering at 12 feet, and he lost control – helicopter rolled over on landing
The helicopter began to rotate and the pilot entered auto rotation, however, while avoiding high tension power lines, landed with sideways motion resulting in a roll over. There were no injuries to the pilot or passenger. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The middle/centre Kevlar tail rotor drive belt was found to have split in two. [...]
Heavily damaged. Sole occupant was injured
At touchdown, the helicopter had some forward speed, the landing skids dug into the terrain, and the helicopter pitched nose down. The main rotor struck the ground and also severed the tail boom, and the helicopter rolled onto its left side.
Pilot Jay Dubert, 46, sustained very minor injuries when attempting an emergency landing at 3:47 p.m. The helicopter tipped, causing damage to the rear of the aircraft and the rotors, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol
Engine failure in flight, heavy landing, ended up on its side
Development aircraft – report of jolt while in cruise flight – entered autorotation but heavy landing and helicopter ended up on its side.
Crashed during landing attempt on mountain
Eyewitness reported seeing smoke coming from helicopter as it was flying.
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