Investigation of accident in Uvdal, Buskerud county, Norway

Description

The aviation accident occurred on Monday 18 March 2019. The helicopter was parked on a landing site with a marginal size. When the helicopter hovered, about 1 metre above the ground, the commander experienced the helicopter as unstable. He chose to set the helicopter down. When the helicopter was on the ground it rotated to the left, thereby the tail boom hit a snow drift. The tail rotor and vertical fin sustained damage. The commander was uninjured. The wind condition and the landing site will be part of the accident investigation.

Location
Uvdal ski centre, Uvdal in Buskerud county, Norway
Occurrence date
18.03.2019
Aircraft
Robinson R44
Operator
Private
Registration
LN-OGT
Meteorological conditions
VMC
County
Buskerud
Type of occurrence
Accident
Type of operation
Private
Category of operation
Light, helicopter (<= 2 250kg)
Aircraft category
Helicopter, Single-engine, Piston engine
FIR/AOR
ENOS (Oslo ATCC)
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