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

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Description

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.

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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