Incident Robinson R22 Mariner 3A-MGM,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 23841
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Date:Saturday 17 May 2003
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R22 Mariner
Owner/operator:Aero Club de Monaco
Registration: 3A-MGM
MSN: 3297
Year of manufacture:2002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Mobile Helicopter Platform Bravo, Monte Carlo -   Monaco
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mobile Helicopter Platform Bravo, Principality of Monaco
Destination airport:Mobile Helicopter Platform Bravo, Principality of Monaco
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Ex F-GVIH. To Monaco as 3A-MGM 06-02-2002. Substantially damaged 17-05-2003: Back from his third solo flight, the student lands on the mobile platform "Bravo". He sits up straight and waited for the instructor to join him in the helicopter, rotors still turning. Several witnesses say they heard, a minute after landing, a very sharp increase in engine speed.

Then they saw the helicopter take off, take flight and pitch to pitch, then rotate to the left around the yaw axis. The main rotor blades and tail violently touched the platform. The helicopter came to rest on its skids to five feet from the edge of the platform.

Aircraft repaired, and restored to previous registration F-GVIH on 14-06-2005

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: BEA 3a-m030517
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


3. 3A-MGM on 18-04-2003:

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
10-Jan-2012 08:48 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Sep-2016 19:46 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Sep-2016 19:50 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source]

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