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2016/03

Report on air accident in Steinkjer, Nord-Trøndelag, Norway, 8 August 2015 with Robinson Helicopter Raven II, LN-OZZ

Midtnorsk Helikopterservice performed sightseeing flights with two helicopters. LN-OZZ had just landed and stopped the engine while the rotor was still in motion when an AS 350 B3 helicopter from the same operator came in to land right over LN-OZZ. Rotor wind from the AS 350 B3 helicopter caused the main rotor on the R44 helicopter to strike its tail boom. There was extensive damage to the helicopter.

The commander in AS 350 B3 helicopter did not perform reconnaissance of the landing site as described in the Operations Manual, and hovered thereby the helicopter directly above the helicopter was on the ground.

This report is in Norwegian only.

No safety recommendations is issued in connection with this investigation.

Facts

Location Steinkjer, Norway
Occurrence date 08.08.2015
Aircraft Robinson R44
Operator Midtnorsk helikopterservice AS
Registration LN-OZZ
Meteorological conditions VMC
County Nord-Trøndelag
Type of occurrence Serious incident
Type of operation Commercial, other
Category of operation Light, helicopter (<= 2 250kg)
Aircraft category Helicopter, Single-engine, Piston engine
FIR/AOR ENOB (Bodø FIC/OFIR)

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