Friday, August 25, 2017

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

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

Location: Bremerton, WA
Accident Number: GAA17CA509
Date & Time: 08/24/2017, 1335 PDT
Registration: N7198J
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Dynamic rollover
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under:  Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

Analysis

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 take off; 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.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The student pilot's improper bank control during takeoff, which resulted in a dynamic rollover.

Findings

Aircraft
Lateral/bank control - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Student pilot (Cause)

Factual Information

History of Flight

Takeoff
Dynamic rollover (Defining event)
Collision with terr/obj (non-CFIT)

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 48, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/20/2016
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 
Flight Time: (Estimated) 87.3 hours (Total, all aircraft), 86.1 hours (Total, this make and model), 26.7 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 12.3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1.4 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: ROBINSON HELICOPTER
Registration: N7198J
Model/Series: R22
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2001
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 3232
Landing Gear Type: Skid;
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 07/27/2017, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.:  1370 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 7188.1 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: O-360-J2A
Registered Owner: EMERALD CITY AIRCRAFT LEASING INC
Rated Power: 145 hp
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KPWT, 444 ft msl
Observation Time: 2005 UTC
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Direction from Accident Site: 194°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 2800 ft agl
Temperature/Dew Point: 18°C / 11°C
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: Light and Variable, Variable
Visibility (RVR): 
Altimeter Setting: 30.11 inches Hg
Visibility (RVV): 
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Bremerton, WA (PWT)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Bremerton, WA (PWT)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 1325 PDT
Type of Airspace: Class E

Airport Information

Airport: BREMERTON NATIONAL (PWT)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 443 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 20
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 6000 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude:  47.490833, -122.764167 (est)

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

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

Emerald City Aircraft Leasing Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N7198J

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 ➤ http://www.kitsapsun.com

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 ➤ http://www.king5.com

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