NC AV8R Posted February 27, 2010 Report Share Posted February 27, 2010 (edited) From time to time I like to take a look at the preliminary investigation reports of the Aircraft Accident Database on the NTSB website. I feel like there is a lot to be learned from some of these accidents. Today I ran across one that really caught my eye. Maybe all the facts needed to determine a cause haven't been included in the preliminary report but I'd like to hear what some of you have to say about the cause of this one. Kudos to the pilot. I think I'd have to clean my drawers out if I had been the pilot. The original report can be found here. NTSB Identification: WPR10LA13814 CFR Part 91: General AviationAccident occurred Wednesday, February 17, 2010 in Parlier, CAAircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22 BETA, registration: N313DAInjuries: 2 Uninjured. This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. On February 17, 2010, at 1450 Pacific standard time, N313DA, a Robinson R22 Beta, force-landed in a field near Parlier, California. The commercial pilot and one passenger were not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor assembly. The pilot was operating the helicopter under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 and visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight departed from Fresno Yosemite International Airport, Fresno, California, at 1430, and was on the first leg of a trip to North Las Vegas Airport, Las Vegas, Nevada. The first planned stop was Meadows Field Airport, Bakersfield, California. According to the pilot, he was established in straight-and-level flight when he initiated a 10 to 20-degree banked turn to the right. The helicopter immediately rolled inverted and the pilot applied aft cyclic and lowered the collective. The pilot was able to regain control of the helicopter and perform a powered landing to a field. The helicopter was recovered for further examination. Edited February 27, 2010 by NC AV8R Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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