Robinson R44 Raven II, G-PROG
The student pilot was carrying out the start-up and shut-down procedure in his recently purchased helicopter at private premises. While the engine was warming up with the rotor speed at 60%, the helicopter yawed to the left. The pilot reported that he corrected with right tail rotor pedal and the helicopter rolled on to its right side. He was uninjured and there was no fire.
Robinson R44 Raven II, G-PROG 10-06.pdf (318.62 kb)
Date of occurrence: 2 May 2006