Accident Robinson R-22 Beta N7061V, Monday 12 January 2004
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Date:Monday 12 January 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R-22 Beta
Owner/operator:Mesquite Helicopter Services, Inc.
Registration: N7061V
MSN: 2917
Year of manufacture:1999
Total airframe hrs:3165 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-J2A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Encino, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Encino, TX
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While maneuvering at low altitude during a cattle-herding operation, the helicopter's tail rotor contacted a tree. After impact, "the helicopter yawed," and the pilot initiated an autorotation. During the autorotation, the helicopter impacted a stand of trees and brush, and subsequently, came to rest on its left side.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain clearance from a tree while hovering.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW04LA060
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


FAA register: 2. FAA:


Revision history:

14-Feb-2015 20:48 Noro Added
06-Sep-2016 12:56 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Sep-2016 23:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:35 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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