NTSB Identification: NYC02WA037
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 11, 2001 in Stockerau, Austria
Aircraft: Schweizer 300C, registration:
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On December 11, 2001, at 1325 coordinated universal time, a Schweizer 300C, OE-XAK, was substantially damaged while hovering near Stockerau, Austria. The foreign-certificated flight instructor sustained minor injuries, and the student pilot was not injured. Weather at the time was unknown, and the flight originated from Stockerau Airport (LOAU), Stockerau, Austria.

According to the Austrian Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAAIB), the student pilot could not stop the helicopter from yawing to the left. The flight instructor applied pressure to the right tail rotor control pedal, but the pedal separated at the arm pin attachment holes. The helicopter continued to yaw left, and the flight instructor performed a hard landing. The investigation is under jurisdiction of the AAAIB. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Federal Ministry for Transport
Austrian Air Accident Investigation Branch
A-1031 Vienna, Radatzkysiraba 2

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by the Austrian Government.

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