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Report 2014/12

On 5 July 2014 a Robinson Helicopter Company R44II was caught by a downdraft and impacted ground while hovering low over a bog during reindeer herding. It bounced back into the air and was landed at a suitable place close by. The unintended impact led to minor structural damage. The AIBN believes that the power available was insufficient to compensate for the sudden windshear. This report is in Norwegian only. No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.


Location Trollheimen
Occurrence date 05.07.2014
Aircraft Robinson R44
Operator Midtnorsk helikopterservice AS
Registration LN-OAL
Meteorological conditions VMC
County Sør-Trøndelag
Type of occurrence Accident
Type of operation Commercial, other
Category of operation Light, helicopter (<= 2 250kg)
Aircraft category Helicopter, Single-engine, Piston engine

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