Accident Robinson R44 VH-RYO, Thursday 3 January 2013
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Date:Thursday 3 January 2013
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44
Registration: VH-RYO
MSN: 1910
Year of manufacture:2008
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Moorabbin Airport, VIC (MBW/YMMB) -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:YMMB
Destination airport:YMMB
Investigating agency: ATSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
During the takeoff, the student slowly raised the collective and applied some left cyclic and left yaw control pedal, the helicopter became light on the skids, and started to slide and yaw to the left. The left skid then caught on the ground twice. The student became tense and inadvertently raised the collective instead of lowering it to reject the takeoff. He reported that his subsequent movements of the controls were erratic. The helicopter pitched upwards and the tail boom contacted the ground. The helicopter rolled and came to rest on its right side. The student received minor injuries and the helicopter sustained serious damage.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: ATSB
Report number: AO-2013-005
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


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