Rotorway Executive 162F, G-JONG, 14 June 2009

Rotorway Executive 162F, G-JONG


The helicopter was in flight when, the engine stopped suddently and without any warning. During the subsequent forced landing on to soft ground, the helicopter pitched forward, the main rotor blades struck the surface, and it rolled on to its right side. It was established that the cast alumimium gear which drives the camshaft within the engine, was of poor manufactured quality, resulting in the failure of several gear teeth. This led to the de-synchronisation of the camshaft with the crankshaft, allowing the connecting rods to hit the camshaft, breaking it into four sections

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Published 10 December 2014