Report on air accident at Skogn airport, Norway 25 May 2018 involving Airbus Helicopters EC 120 B, LN-OTO

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Description

The helicopter came out of control in connection with landing. It rotated uncontrolled before it ended up on the side, after the left skid had first hit the ground.

There were two people on board. The commander was uninjured while the passenger suffered minor cuts. The helicopter was substantially damaged. Examinations of the helicopter have not revealed technical findings that can explain the loss of control.

The Accident Investigation Board Norway finds it probable that the phenomenon of Loss of Tail rotor effectiveness (LTE) may have occurred after the commander failed to correct the helicopter using the right pedal. The AIBN believes that the commander's low experience level contributed to the situation, which was not interrupted in time.

This report is in Norwegian only.

No safety recommendation is issued in connection with this investigation.

Location
Skogn flyplass, Levanger municipality, Trøndelag county, Norway
Occurrence date
25.05.2018
Aircraft
Airbus Helicopters EC 120B
Operator
Private
Registration
LN-OTO
Meteorological conditions
VMC
County
Trøndelag
Type of occurrence
Accident
Type of operation
Private
Category of operation
Light, helicopter (<= 2 250kg)
Aircraft category
Helicopter, Single-engine, Turboprop/turboshaft
FIR/AOR
ENBD (Bodø ATCC)
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