23-Sep-10 Robinson R44 Ulan Ude, Russia

The R44 suffered a tail rotor birdstrike 33ft above the ground, vibrated and lost power. The machine landed heavily on boulder-covered uneven terrain and tipped over, tearing off the tail rotor boom and smashing the main rotor.

Date:
23 September, 2010
Make:
Robinson
Model:
R44
Location:
Ulan Ude, Altai region
Country:
Russia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2011/05/09/356414/russian-pilot-tried-to-cover-up-r44-crash.html

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