Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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

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

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Excel Helicopters LLC:

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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