Robinson R44 Raven II, G-TIMC
During takeoff the helicopter developed a nose-up and right-skid-low attitude. The pilot compensated with the cyclic control and lowered the collective lever. The helicopter touched down, bounced, and came to rest at 90° to its original starting position. The pilot checked the controls but no problems were evident. The landing site, which was unlicensed, was constructed of concrete ‘waffle-type’ paving stones. The pilot believed that the rear shoe of the right skid had become snagged in the grooves in the surface of the landing site.
Robinson R44 Raven II, G-TIMC 03-10.pdf (221.53 kb)
Date of occurrence: 27 September 2009