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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:00 am    Post subject: UK AAIB February 2011 Reply with quote

It's AAIB bulletin day, today - so here are the three helicopter reports for February 2011.

AS355F1 Ecureuil II, G-BPRI
23rd October 2010
Abridge Golf Course, Essex
Tail rotor damage following "golf cart" strike, during start up!

Sikorsky S-92A, G-SARC
9th July 2010
Isle of Harris
During IMC encounter in mountainous terrain, autopilot entered unexpected mode.

Robinson R22 Beta, G-HRBS
28th September 2010
Goodwood
Dynamic 'Rollover' incident caused serious damage to tail.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to say, G-BPRI's report bought a smile to my face*.

Just goes to show, no matter how careful you are as a pilot, no matter how much you check and double check, sometimes an incident is entirely out of your hands! Think the occupants of the errant cart had a bit of a lucky escape, really!

* Apart from the damage, of course... but that's what insurance is for, right?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say I find the report of G-HRBS frightening!

Firstly after that was the student really in the right frame of mind to fly solo?!

Secondly having landed on the rear of the skids first (due to various pilot errors/inputs/inexperience) in a 206 I cannot believe he wasn't scared too sh1tle$$ to want to fly solo!

Finally - why did the instructor let him fly after that?!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I probably did half of my training in G-HRBS and was sorry to hear it's been written off.

Goodwood is a grass airfield and at the moment is sodden with water with some muddy areas around where you land near the Heli parking area. I was lifting off the other day in another R22 off that ground and it really pays to be very cautious and it brought to mind a chapter in the book Chickenhawk where the Huey pilot was lifting out of mud, as it would lift off left skid low the mud would be gripping the left skid for longer than the right skid, which could potentially create a dynamic rollover situation unless you're very careful and slow with the liftoff.
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