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Old 12th Jul 2012, 05:42
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UK AAIB July 2012

G-FIRS R22 16 January 2012
Loss of control on final approach.
Air Accidents Investigation: Robinson R22 Beta, G-FIRS

G-BXRR Westland Scout 21 Mar 12 (AAIB site also says 24 Mar 12 so could be either)
Tail strike during landing at private site.
Air Accidents Investigation: Westland Scout AH1, G-BXRR
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 11:26
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And the wait goes on for Mark Weir's gazelle report. RIP.
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Old 12th Jul 2012, 12:28
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"With departure thus delayed, and mindful of the need to complete the flight in daylight hours, the pilot departed directly with his passenger, having forgotten to carry out the three solo circuits."

Uh oh !
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The R22 accident was SO SO avoidable. A shame, shedding bad light at the school/operator a bit as well.

61hr pilot carrying passenger, probably steep approach with left crosswind, no recency, no legal 3 t/o&ldngs, indicating high RoD below ETL. Or maybe normal approach, but high RoD.

Doubt that collective near UP limit was there during 'hover auto' as the engine was running, but one can only ask so much from it before the RRPM droops and right yaw starts. Left pedal making things worse.

'Good' example why we got hammered to us to keep RoD under control going into confined area with limited power available and below ETL.
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And the wait goes on for Mark Weir's gazelle report. RIP.
Yes I am looking out for that too....still missing his cheery voice over the radio....RIP mate :-(
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Me too. Saw his helicopter in the black hangar at Farnboro recently - not pretty...
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