Aviation safety investigations & reports

Robinson R22A, VH-UXV, 20km SSW Go Go Station WA, 4 August 1990

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Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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The pilot reported that he made a normal approach to land on a large claypan. As he raised the nose to enter the hover prior to touching down, the tail rotor struck the ground and the pilot was unable to prevent the aircraft from rolling over.

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General details
Date: 04 August 1990   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1500    
Location: 20km SSW Go Go Station    
State: Western Australia   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 30 October 1990   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-UXV  
Serial number 405  
Type of operation Private  
Sector Helicopter  
Damage to aircraft Substantial  
Departure point Mustering Camp WA  
Departure time N/A  
Destination Mustering Camp WA