18-Nov-14 VH-HPH Roibinson R22 Lavelle Station, Australia

The ATSB has commenced an investigation into a Collision with terrain involving a Robinson R22, registration VH-HPH, at Lavelle Station, Northern Territory on 18 November 2014.

During air work at 1,000 feet, the tail rotor drive system failed. The helicopter commenced an uncommanded spiral and landed heavily. The pilot and passenger were not injured and the aircraft was substantially damaged.

Date:
18 November, 2014
Reg:
VH-HPH
Make:
Robinson
Model:
R22
MSN:
3988
Location:
Darwin Airport, South 120 km (Lavelle Station)
Country:
Australia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-181.aspx

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