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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 249150
Last updated: 30 November 2021
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Date:13-SEP-2020
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZT-RHS
MSN: 13943
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Private Farm near Virginia -   South Africa
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: CAA SouthAfrica
Narrative:
The pilot reported that he was heading/directing the blue wildebeest towards a boma, however, when he turned the helicopter, the rotor RPM alarm sounded. At that stage, he noticed that both the engine RPM and the rotor RPM were decreasing, and that the helicopter was losing height. The pilot then decided to land the helicopter, however, he landed hard, resulting in the tail boom being severed.

Sources:

http://www.caa.co.za/Occurence%20Reports/September%202020.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
26-Mar-2021 11:45 harro Added
07-May-2021 12:02 harro Updated

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