23-Jun-15 VH-RBT Robinson R22 Boyup Brook, Australia

After lift-off, about 30 ft above the ground the pilot reported that the canopy became shrouded in condensation. With a loss of visual reference, the pilot attempted to manoeuvre the helicopter to an area suitable for landing. During the attempt to land, the helicopter struck the ground and rolled on its side. The passenger has minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged.

Date:
23 June, 2015
Reg:
VH-RBT
Make:
Robinson
Model:
R22
MSN:
1980
Location:
Longridge Farm - 11km W of Boyup Brook, WA
Country:
Australia
Civil / Military:
Military
Link:
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2015/aair/ao-2015-064.aspx

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