Bell 206B Jet Ranger, G-NEWS, 16 July 2006

Bell 206B Jet Ranger, G-NEWS


An instructor pilot and his student were conducting a training flight as part of the student’s type conversion. The instructor decided to complete the flight by having the student perform an Engine Off Landing. The touchdown was slower and heavier than normal and the aircraft bounced approximately 3-4 ft. On the second touchdown, the tail strike protector struck the ground, the tail rotor gearbox detached and the main rotor blades contacted the vertical stabilizer.

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Published 10 December 2014