AAIB investigation to Robinson R22 Beta, G-ECMC

Rolled over during simulated tail rotor failure exercise at Goodwood Aerodrome, on 12 February 2015.


The instructor intended to demonstrate recovery from a tail rotor failure in the hover which he simulated by relaxing pressure on the yaw pedals. The subsequent spin was faster than he expected but, as he attempted to recover using the yaw pedals, his foot slipped off the right pedal. As he attempted to regain control, the helicopter struck the ground and rolled over.

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Robinson R22 Beta, G-ECMC, 06-15

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Published 11 June 2015