The ATSB is investigating a main rotor blade crack involving Robinson R22, VH-HPH, on 16 December 2016.
During aerial mustering, the pilot detected vibrations through the helicopter and conducted a precautionary landing. The post-flight inspection revealed a significant split on the rotor blade.
The investigation is continuing.
|Date:||16 December 2016||Investigation status:||Active|
|Time:||09:30 CST||Investigation level:||Defined - click for an explanation of investigation levels|
|Location:||Labelle Downs (ALA)||Investigation phase:||Final report: Internal review|
|State:||Northern Territory||Occurrence type:||Propeller/rotor malfunction|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||None|
|Anticipated completion:||2nd Quarter 2019|
|Aircraft manufacturer||Robinson Helicopter Co|
|Type of operation||Aerial Work|
|Damage to aircraft||Nil|
|Departure point||Labelle Downs (ALA)|