Aviation safety investigations & reports

Robinson R22A, VH-PYG, Jandakot WA, 6 September 1985

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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During the test, the examiner warned the student that he was about to simulate an engine failure during taxiing, requiring a landing from a height of two feet. As the examiner closed the throttle gently, the student immediately applied full right pedal. The examiner attempted to reverse the control input with left pedal, but the helicopter struck the ground heavily on the rear of the left skid. This resulted in the bending of the engine mounting frame.

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General details
Date: 06 September 1985   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 918    
Location: Jandakot    
State: Western Australia    
Release date: 27 September 1985   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: None  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer Robinson Helicopter Co  
Aircraft model R22  
Aircraft registration VH-PYG  
Type of operation Flying Training  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Jandakot WA  
Departure time 0918  
Destination Jandakot WA