Accident at HIGH RIVER AB (CEN4)


2001-06-13: The pilot of C-GCOA, a privately-owned Robinson R22, was practicing auto rotations with an instructor at High River airport when he landed hard and struck the tail rotor. The tail boom was severed from the a/c, but there were no injuries. The instructor had attempted to recover before the helicopter struck the ground, but was unable to arrest the descent before the tail boom hit the ground. The runway was NOTAM'ed closed for 2 hours to remove the aircraft.
2001-06-15: UPDATE TSB reported that the instructor and student were practising autorotations in the Robinson R22 Beta helicopter. Nearing the bottom of an autorotation, the instructor noted a low rotor rpm and tried to correct by adding engine power. During the landing, the main rotor blades severed the tail boom. The helicopter was substantially damaged. There were no injuries.


CADORS Number 2001C0615
Occurrence Type Accident
Reported By NAV CANADA
Occurred At 2001-06-11 - 16:00
Day or Night? Day-time
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Aerodrome ID CEN4
Aerodrome Name HIGH RIVER AB (CEN4)
Geographic Location Alberta, Canada, North America, Prairie and Northern Region, High River
TSB Occurrence Number A01W0137
TSB Class of Investigation Class 5
AOR Number 15727
Reported By NAV CANADA
Categories Abnormal runway contact

Aircraft Details (1 aircraft)

Type Helicopter
 Silhouette image of Helicopter
Canadian Registration
Foreign Registration
Country of Registration Canada
Occurrence Type Accident
Owner Private
Operator Private
Make  Silhouette image of ROBINSON
Model R22 BETA
Year Built 1990
Engine Type Reciprocating
Engine Make  Silhouette image of AVCO LYCOMING
Engine Model O-320-B2C
Gear Type Land
Private No
Amateur Built No
Flight Number
Flight Rule
CARS Subpart
Phase of Flight Landing
Damage Substantial
Fatalities 0
Injuries 0
Events Propeller/rotor strike,Hard landing

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