Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Robinson R22 BETA, Excel Helicopters LLC, N883KC: Accident occurred January 31, 2017 in Armstrong, Kenedy County, Texas

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA130
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Armstrong, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/04/2017
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22, registration: N883KC
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The helicopter pilot reported that, during takeoff from a trailer, the tie-down remained attached to the left skid and that the helicopter experienced a dynamic roll-over. The helicopter rolled off the trailer to the left and impacted the ground.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, tailboom, and firewall.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to remove the left helicopter skid tie-down before takeoff, which resulted in dynamic roll-over.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: San Antonio, Texas 

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

Excel Helicopters LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N883KC

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA130
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in Armstrong, TX
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22, registration: N883KC
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot of the helicopter reported that during takeoff from a trailer, the tie-down remained attached to the left skid and the helicopter experienced dynamic rollover. The helicopter rolled off the trailer to the left and impacted the ground.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, tailboom, and firewall.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

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