- Air Accidents Investigation Branch
- 9 January 2015
- Date of occurrence:
- 30 October 2014
- Aircraft category:
- General aviation - rotorcraft
- Report type:
- Bulletin - Correspondence investigation
- Aircraft type:
- Robinson R22 Beta
- 0.5 nm SE of West Chevington, Northumberland
Contacted ground during circuit practice and rolled over, near West Chevington, 30 October 2014.
Whilst an instructor and student were practising circuits over a muddy stretch of open ground, the right skid dug into the surface and the helicopter rolled over, coming to rest on its left side. The instructor, who was in control at the time, believes several factors led to him misjudging the helicopter’s height above ground when transitioning from the hover to forward flight.
Published: 9 January 2015
Date of occurrence: 30 October 2014