Robinson R22 Beta, G-TGRR
The student pilot was returning to Shobdon from Wellesbourne Mountford on the second leg of a cross country navigation exercise. His instructor had become concerned that the weather might not be suitable for the student to return, and had flown to Wellesbourne in another helicopter with the intention of leading him back in loose formation. During the return flight to Shobdon, and shortly after establishing radio contact on a previously agreed enroute frequency, the student told his instructor that he was having difficulty following him, and subsequently, that he had lost sight of the lead helicopter. Despite numerous attempts, the instructor was unable to make further contact. The student’s helicopter had crashed in a field 2 nm north-west of Stratford-upon-Avon, fatally injuring the pilot.
Robinson R22 Beta, G-TGRR 9-05.pdf (282.18 kb)
Date of occurrence: 11 November 2004