Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Runway Excursion: Guimbal Cabri G2, N370PA, accident occurred November 13, 2018 at Chehalem Airpark (17S), Newberg, Yamhill County, Oregon

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Portland, Oregon

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

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

https://registry.faa.gov/N370PA

Location: Newberg, OR
Accident Number: GAA19CA056
Date & Time: 11/13/2018, 0949 PST
Registration: N370PA
Aircraft: Guimbal CABRI
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Runway excursion
Injuries: 2 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The flight instructor in the skid-equipped helicopter reported that the purpose of the flight was to conduct an aircraft transition flight. The pilot under instruction performed a touchdown autorotation on the asphalt runway. The helicopter touched down in a level attitude and just to the right of the centerline sliding to the right on its skids. Subsequently, the helicopter slid off the right side of the runway into the grass. The helicopter spun to the right and rolled onto its left side.

The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main and tail rotor drive system.

Both pilot's reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

Flight Instructor Information

Certificate: Flight Instructor; Commercial
Age: 35, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 2 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 06/21/2018
Occupational Pilot:Yes 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 05/17/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 1552 hours (Total, all aircraft), 797 hours (Total, this make and model), 1377 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 107 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 22 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Airline Transport; Flight Instructor
Age: 51, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 4-point
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter
Second Pilot Present: Yes
Instructor Rating(s): Helicopter; Instrument Helicopter
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 08/08/2018
Occupational Pilot: Yes
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: 08/08/2018
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 2950 hours (Total, all aircraft), 7 hours (Total, this make and model), 2860 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 3 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Guimbal
Registration: N370PA
Model/Series: CABRI G2
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2014
Amateur Built:No 
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 1062
Landing Gear Type: Skid
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 08/27/2018, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1540 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 1601.3 Hours at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: C91A installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-360-J2A
Registered Owner: Aircraft Guaranty Corp Trustee
Rated Power: 180 hp
Operator:  PRECISION AVIATION TRAINING, LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot School (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KMMV, 159 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1753 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 204°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Few / 5500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:  
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: Calm /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:
Wind Direction:
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:
Altimeter Setting: 30.45 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 4°C / 1°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Newberg, OR (17S)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Newberg, OR (17S)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 0918 PST
Type of Airspace: Class G

Airport Information

Airport: Chehalem Airpark (17S)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 190 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 07
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 2285 ft / 40 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Simulated Forced Landing; Traffic Pattern

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire:None 
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 2 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.323611, -123.054167 (est)

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