Incident Robinson R22 Beta N994HV,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 163744
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Date:Thursday 9 January 2014
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Heritage Helicopter Services Llc
Registration: N994HV
MSN: 0994
Year of manufacture:1989
Total airframe hrs:11342 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-B2C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jack Brooks Regional Airport, Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Jack Brooks Regional Airport, Beaumont, Texas (BMT/KBMT)
Destination airport:Jack Brooks Regional Airport, Beaumont, Texas (BMT/KBMT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
For about 30 minutes, the flight instructor and his student pilot were practising hovering and landings on a level concrete area. During the accident touchdown, a wind gust or wind shift occurred and the helicopter shifted sideways. The pilots felt the skids "catch" and the left side of the helicopter began to lift. The flight instructor called for and took control of the helicopter. The student pilot had not released his controls. The helicopter then rolled onto its right side. The helicopter sustained substantial tail boom damage. The pilot's accident report indicated that there were no helicopter mechanical malfunctions.

Probable Cause: The student pilot not controlling the helicopter following a wind gust and the flight instructor's inadequate remedial action resulting in the helicopter rolling over on its side during a landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN14CA108
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


2. FAA register:

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
21 November 2006 N994HV Twin Air, Inc. 0 Santa Clarita, California sub


Revision history:

08-Feb-2014 00:05 Geno Added
15-Oct-2016 18:30 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
29-Nov-2017 13:21 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Aug-2018 23:09 Dr.John Smith Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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