Friday, August 25, 2017

Robinson R22 BETA, N7198J: Accident occurred August 24, 2017 at Bremerton National Airport (KPWT), Kitsap County, Washington

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Seattle, Washington

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Emerald City Aircraft Leasing Inc:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA509
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Bremerton, WA
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22, registration: N7198J
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 flight instructor reported that, after the student pilot performed several practice approaches, they landed the helicopter and the flight instructor exited. The instructor reported that after the start, the student pilot attempted to takeoff; the left skid lifted off the ground, but the right skid did not. Subsequently, the helicopter rolled to the right and came to rest on its right side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor system.

The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

An aspiring helicopter pilot attempting his first solo flight Thursday afternoon crashed at the Bremerton National Airport, totaling the aircraft. 

No injuries were reported. 

Police were called to the airport on Highway 3 at 2:20 p.m. when a skid on the side of the helicopter caught the ground, causing it to tip over while taking off, according to Bremerton police.

The pilot’s instructor was on scene at the time. 

The helicopter is owned by a leasing company out of Port Orchard.

Original article can be found here ➤

A student pilot walked away without injuries after crash-landing a helicopter near the Bremerton National Airport.

The helicopter crashed shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, according to Battalion Chief Jon Gudmundsen with South Kitsap Fire & Rescue.

The first crews to the scene found the two-seat helicopter on the ground, laying on its side. 

The pilot was already Crews from the Port of Bremerton secured a minor fuel leak.

The age and experience of the student pilot was not released. 

Original article can be found here ➤

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