Accident Robinson R22 VH-CIU,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218206
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Date:Friday 8 January 1988
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R22
Registration: VH-CIU
MSN: 219
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hoxton Park Airport (YHOX), Hoxton Park, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:YSBK
Destination airport:YHOX
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student was receiving instruction in autorotative techniques. The crew completed several autorotative descents terminating in power recoveries. The instructor then demonstrated an autorotation during initial climb at 50 knots, simulating an engine failure after takeoff. The helicopter was levelled and throttle and collective applied, but the instructor was unable to arrest the rate of descent and the helicopter landed heavily. Following a bounce, the left skid dug into the ground and the helicopter cartwheeled before coming to rest upright, facing in the reciprocal direction to the landing. The instructor commenced the practice autorotation after take off at too low a height/speed configuration. Despite the use of power, he was unable to reduce the excessive sink rate prior to ground impact.

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


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