02-Mar-14 VH-YYS Robinson R44 Mareeba, Australia

During take-off on translation from hover to forward flight, the rotor blades started slapping and flapping, resulting in a loss of control. The helicopter was substantially damaged.

Date:
2 March, 2014
Reg:
VH-YYS
Make:
Robinson
Model:
R44
MSN:
1801
Location:
Mareeba Airport
Country:
Australia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-038.aspx

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