25-Jun-15 G-CDXX Robinson R44 II Leicester, UK

The pilot was intending to make a local flight and having completed his pre-flight checks, gradually increased the rotor rpm to about 80%. From the CCTV it can be observed that at about this time, the helicopter rapidly yawed to the left and rotated through about 290° before tipping over onto its right side. The helicopter came to rest with a sufficient gap between the forward right door, which had opened as the helicopter struck the ground, and the concrete apron to enable the pilot to vacate the helicopter unaided. The pilot reported sustaining minor injuries.

Date:
25 June, 2015
Reg:
G-CDXX
Make:
Robinson
Model:
R44
MSN:
10624
Country:
UK
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Helicentre-Aviation
Link:
https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/aaib-investigation-to-robinson-r44-ii-raven-ii-g-cdxx

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