16-Oct-15 ZS-HII Guimbal G2 Mossel Bay, South Africa

Pilot had completed a 360° turn to the right and was commencing with the same exercise to the left, approximately 90° through the turn the skid gear impacted with the ground, the helicopter continue to rotate to the left and tail rotor stinger and lower fenestron fin assembly impacted with the ground, which had caused the entire fenestron assembly to break off and helicopter impacted with the ground after several rotations in the air, 53 m further on. The wind at the time was from the southeast at between 10 to 15 knots, with clear sky conditions prevailing.

Date:
16 October, 2015
Reg:
ZS-HII
Make:
Guimbal
Model:
G2
MSN:
1103
Location:
Mossel Bay Airfield
Country:
South Africa
Civil / Military:
Civil
Operator:
Starlite-Aviation
Link:
http://www.bea.aero/fr/enquetes/2015/2015.semaine.43.pdf

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