Metal object ingested into fenestron tail rotor while landing, Bilsdale, North Yorkshire, 25 November 2015.
While landing at an unmarked site adjacent to a television mast, the helicopter’s downwash disturbed a metal object which caused damage when it was ingested into the fenestron tail rotor. The pilot felt a jolt, together with vibration through the tail rotor pedals, but retained control and landed normally.
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Published: 14 April 2016
Date of occurrence: 25 November 2015