yzchopper Posted July 29, 2004 Report Share Posted July 29, 2004 Well our school is out of a Schweizer 300c. The helicopter was in a crash on Monday the 26th while pollinating corn. The pilot walked away uninjured but the helicopter received substantial damage. Pilot reported a loss of power and had a hard landing. Apon inspection it appears the clutch cable broke causing the disengagment of the rotor from the engine. The helicopter was at a low altitude and was coming out of an agturn when all power was lost. The pilot got the helicopter straightened out and performed an emergency landing. I will not speculate or comment any further. I found just a breif preliminary report on the FAA's website. If you wish to read the report you can go there. I just wanted to share this story as the pilot was very lucky and is not just a CFI but a real good friend to me. ::thanks:: Steve ::rotorhead:: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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