Accident Robinson R44 N8364Z, Tuesday 19 October 1999
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Date:Tuesday 19 October 1999
Time:17:05 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Heliflight Leasing, Inc.
Registration: N8364Z
MSN: 426
Year of manufacture:1998
Total airframe hrs:391 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-540-F1B5
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Ft. Lauderdale, FL (FXE
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that as he transitioned from hover to landing during the sales demonstration flight, the helicopter bounced 1 to 2 inches after touchdown, and he mistakenly applied right cyclic. The main rotor struck the ground and severed the tail boom, yawing the rotorcraft 180 degrees and damaging the landing skids.

Probable Cause: The PIC's improper use of cyclic control during landing which resulted in a main rotor strike of the terrain and the rotorcraft's tail boom.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA00LA011
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report


FAA register: 2. FAA:


Revision history:

12-Oct-2018 14:51 Dr.John Smith Added
07-Apr-2024 17:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Cn, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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