Accident Robinson R22 Beta F-GJBE, Monday 3 May 2004
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Date:Monday 3 May 2004
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R22 Beta
Owner/operator:Mont Blanc Hélicoptères
Registration: F-GJBE
MSN: 1348
Year of manufacture:1990
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Pierrefonds, La Possession helipad, at Mafate -   Reunion
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Pierrefonds, La Possession, helipad, Mafate
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: BEA
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Tail rotor hit trees during aborted transition from hovering to forward flight, shortly after take off from Possession, which is a New helipad, at Mafate, Reunion, at an altitude of 4,750 feet.

Insufficient power available at this altitude at the aircrafts weight. Transition was aborted by turning which required more power than aborting straight ahead

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BEA
Report number: BEA f-be040503
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

7 September 2004 F-GJBE Mont Blanc Helicopters 0 hélisurface du Maïdo w/o
Bounced on landing

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
16-Jan-2012 14:26 Dr. John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
28-Sep-2016 19:12 Dr.John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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