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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:52 am    Post subject: UK AAIB June 2011 Reply with quote

The June 2011 AAIB bulletin is out today; it contains two helicopter reports.

AS355F2 Twin Squirrel, G-SEWP
28th October 2010
County Down
Loss of control during attempted downwind approach to hilltop landing site, in strong wind conditions.
Note: This accident occurred while engaged in operations connected with the crash of an A109 5 days prior:Helitorque Thread


Robinson R44 II Raven, G-EEZR
22nd March 2011
Fairoaks Airport
Tail rotor contact with small bush during sloping ground training.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The task to be carried out on the day of the accident, although demanding, was within the capabilities of the pilot. However, although the effects on an individual of a recent family bereavement cannot be measured, it is considered that this was probably the most significant contributory factor in the cause of the accident.


Without being critical, at NATS, there was quite a bit of emphasis on this kind of 'fit for work' thing, early on the the training - and repeated throughout any subject touching on human factors. I'm rather guessing that in the more independent world of Pilot Licensing, that probably doesn't come up all that much in training? (Perhaps any commercial pilot might like to disagree with me on that?)

And for G-EEZR - "The bush has been trimmed" Laughing Brilliant!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T Lowe wrote:
Regarding G-SWEP:
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The task to be carried out on the day of the accident, although demanding, was within the capabilities of the pilot. However, although the effects on an individual of a recent family bereavement cannot be measured, it is considered that this was probably the most significant contributory factor in the cause of the accident.


Without being critical, at NATS, there was quite a bit of emphasis on this kind of 'fit for work' thing, early on the the training - and repeated throughout any subject touching on human factors. I'm rather guessing that in the more independent world of Pilot Licensing, that probably doesn't come up all that much in training? (Perhaps any commercial pilot might like to disagree with me on that?)

And for G-EEZR - "The bush has been trimmed" Laughing Brilliant!


Interesting, because I postponed my training for a number of months due to a family illness which meant I just wasn't concentrating fully on my training, all is well now though and it's 'full' speed ahead.

Just off to get my bush trimmed!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The bush has been trimmed.


They forgot to add - by a R44 tail rotor! Love that quote.
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