18-Aug-17 VH-LGN Robinson R44 Channel Point, Australia

Passing 500 ft in a descending turn at approximately 50 kt, the pilot reported the helicopter began to vibrate. The pilot was unable to stop the vibration and conducted a precautionary landing. The helicopter landed hard and severed the tail boom. The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the pilot and three passengers were not injured.

Date:
18 August, 2017
Reg:
VH-LGN
Make:
Robinson
Model:
R44
MSN:
12052
Location:
Channel Point, Northern Territory
Country:
Australia
Civil / Military:
Civil
Link:
http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2017/aair/ao-2017-086/

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