Robinson R22 Beta, G-OLIZ
During the initial climb at slow speed, the pilot was aware of the engine seeming to “splutter” and he increased the collective input. The low rpm horn then activated and, assuming an engine failure, the pilot lowered the collective and carried out a forced landing into some trees. The helicopter was extensively damaged during the landing. No malfunction was subsequently identified with the engine and the pilot considered that the apparent engine problem may have been the result of carburettor icing.
Robinson R22 Beta, G-OLIZ 03-07.pdf (245.42 kb)
Date of occurrence: 30 October 2006