Thursday, April 07, 2022

Dynamic Rollover: Robinson R22 Beta II, N19VH; accident occurred April 06, 2022 at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA), Maricopa County, Arizona

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Delta Leasing Inc doing business as Quantum Helicopters

Location: Phoenix, Arizona 
Accident Number: WPR22LA146
Date and Time: April 6, 2022, 20:10 Local 
Registration: N19VH
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Dynamic rollover
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional


The pilot in the helicopter reported that, during a night solo training flight, the helicopter was on the ground with the throttle rolled on and full collective friction applied when he used a flashlight to view the Hobbs meter. Unbeknownst to him, the collective crept up, the helicopter rolled to the right and dynamically rolled over. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the horizontal stabilizer, and the main rotor system. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal flight operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot’s failure to maintain helicopter control while on the ground when his attention was diverted, which resulted in a dynamic rollover.


Personnel issues Attention - Pilot
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot
Aircraft (general) - Unintentional use/operation
Aircraft Pitch control - Not attained/maintained

Factual Information

History of Flight

Taxi-to runway Loss of control on ground
Standing Dynamic rollover (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private 
Age: 26,Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Right
Other Aircraft Rating(s): Helicopter
Restraint Used: 3-point
Instrument Rating(s): Helicopter 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:
Medical Certification: Class 1 With waivers/limitations 
Last FAA Medical Exam: July 9, 2021
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent: December 21, 2021
Flight Time: (Estimated) 177 hours (Total, all aircraft), 177 hours (Total, this make and model), 92 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 25 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 15 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 1 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Registration: N19VH
Model/Series: R22 Beta II 
Aircraft Category: Helicopter
Year of Manufacture: 2004 
Amateur Built:
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 3528
Landing Gear Type: None; Skid 
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection: March 29, 2022 100 hour Certified 
Max Gross Wt.: 1370 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection: 30 Hrs 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 15042 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Not installed
Engine Model/Series: O-360
Registered Owner: 
Rated Power: 131 Horsepower
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Night
Observation Facility, Elevation: KIWA, 1382 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 1 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 20:25 Local
Direction from Accident Site: 231°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility: 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 10 knots / 15 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 70° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / -9°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Chandler, AZ (CHD)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Phoenix, AZ
Type of Clearance: VFR
Departure Time: 19:40 Local 
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport IWA
Runway Surface Type:
Airport Elevation: 1384 ft msl 
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width:
VFR Approach/Landing: None

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.307824,-111.65545 (est)

Rotorcraft rolled over during landing. 

Date: 07-APR-22
Time: 03:21:00Z
Regis#: N19VH
Aircraft Make: ROBINSON
Aircraft Model: R22
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

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