Robinson R22 Beta, G-SBUT
Prior to conducting his first solo flight the pilot was briefed to apply additional forward and left cyclic control on takeoff to compensate for the unfamiliar lack of an occupant in the left seat. On takeoff the aircraft yawed left and during subsequent attempts to control the aircraft the rear tip of its right skid became a pivot point, resulting in dynamic rollover. The pilot responded unsuccessfully by making cyclic control inputs and raising the collective.
Robinson R22 Beta, G-SBUT 03-09.pdf (255.85 kb)
Date of occurrence: 17 October 2008