07-Jan-14 ZS-RIU Eurocopter AS350B3 Grand Central, South Africa

This was a training flight and the crew was practising a simulated governor/FADEC failure when the helicopter landed hard short of the helipad, resulting in substantial damage to the skid gear, which broke off. The pilot flying closed the throttle at a height of 30 ft AGL, which resulted in a sudden decay in main rotor RPM, and hard landing followed prior to intervention from the instructor pilot.

Date:
7 January, 2014
Reg:
ZS-RIU
Make:
Eurocopter
Model:
AS350
MSN:
3399
Location:
Grand Central Airport
Country:
South Africa
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2014/2014.semaine.02.pdf

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