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S76 C+ Offshore Accident Indonesia 20JUL2021

Old 9th Sep 2021, 09:26
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Yeah, I know. The open door being the left MLG wheel well cover. Lucky it didn't happen 30 minutes earlier otherwise it would have got very dynamic indeed.
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Old 9th Sep 2021, 09:46
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Originally Posted by gulliBell View Post
Things sure got dynamic when it rolled over. First time for everything, I guess. There was a C+ in Macau which rollover over, but he was parked in the hangar when that happened so much less dynamic.
An operator in the GoM managed to roll one over while trying to 'ground taxi' on a helideck
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Old 9th Sep 2021, 10:25
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I'm not sure how you can do that unless you were half asleep and had no gas, passengers or freight.

I have no insight at all to this Travira accident. To roll one over with the engine running and not go over the side or injure or kill anybody is a remarkable stroke of good luck.
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Old 10th Sep 2021, 05:53
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trying to 'ground taxi' on a helideck
Have done that, not the roll over bit though, no other option when you suddenly find you have 40 knots up the chuff when wanting to take off.
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Old 10th Sep 2021, 09:44
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Originally Posted by megan View Post
Have done that, not the roll over bit though, no other option when you suddenly find you have 40 knots up the chuff when wanting to take off.
Maybe, with 40 knots up the chuff, and you were light, and did a vigorous right turn and got a bit of up collective with collective/yaw coupling, things might get a bit interesting. But to roll one over, you really got to try pretty hard to do that.
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 06:42
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But to roll one over, you really got to try pretty hard to do that.
I agree gulli, in my few k hours on the S-76 landing everywhere offshore and onshore including muddy fields with a semi bogged undercarriage, I never noticed a propensity for a rollover.
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