Serious incident Robinson R44 YL-HPW, Sunday 9 February 2020
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Date:Sunday 9 February 2020
Time:16:16
Type:Silhouette image of generic R44 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Robinson R44
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: YL-HPW
MSN: 2364
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Category:Serious incident
Location:Rumbula airfield -   Latvia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Rumbula airfield
Investigating agency: TAIIB
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
on February 9, 2020 around At 16:16, a serious aviation incident took place at Rumbula airfield with helicopter R44, registration no. YL-HPW, piloted by a private individual, had one passenger on board. During landing, due to a hard landing, the left front strut part of the helicopter's undercarriage broke and caught the concrete surface of the airfield with the tail stabilizer. The damage to the helicopter was insignificant, the pilot and passenger were not injured in a serious aviation incident.

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: TAIIB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report

Sources:

https://www.taiib.gov.lv/lv/media/62/download?attachment

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Mar-2024 18:26 edijs1504 Added
23-Mar-2024 18:27 ASN Updated [Aircraft type, Damage, Accident report]

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