Agusta Bell 206B, G-GLSS, 5 April 2006
Agusta Bell 206B, G-GLSS
The student pilot was flying a solo circuit exercise under the close supervision of his instructor. After a satisfactory circuit the helicopter pilot attempted a normal landing. In the subsequent descent the helicopter started to yaw and struck the ground, causing both skids to break off; it continued to yaw whilst remaining substantially upright. As the yaw ceased, the main rotor blades hit the ground, destroying themselves and causing extensive damage to the helicopter. The student pilot received a head wound but was able to secure and vacate the helicopter.
Agusta Bell 206B, G-GLSS 07-06.pdf (283.11 kb)
Published: 10 December 2014
Date of occurrence: 5 April 2006