11-Dec-12 PT-YSW Eurocopter AS350BA Goiania, Brazil

Flight aimed at demonstrating a landing with hydraulic failure.  With the hydraulic control was disconnected, the pilot made the approach to the runway, and attempted to make a vertical landing (zero speed with the helicopter hovering). With the aircraft hovering, the pilot lost control of the helicopter, and the tail boom hit the ground. The aircraft impacted the ground uncontrolled, and sustained serious damage..  Pilot named as Almir Carlos Bezerra and copilot as Osvaldo

Date
December 11, 2012
Reg
PT-YSW
Make
Eurocopter
Model
AS350
MSN
2795
Location
Goias
Country
Brazil
CivilMilitary
Civil
Link 1
http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=pt&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dm.com.br%2Ftexto%2F79230-helicaptero-que-pertence-a-senador-goiano-cai-na-capital
Link 2
http://g1.globo.com/goias/noticia/2012/12/helicoptero-de-empresa-do-senador-wilder-morais-cai-em-goiania.html
Link 3
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2012/2012.semaine.50.pdf

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