NTSB Identification: NYC06WA170.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, June 07, 2006 in Paris, France
Aircraft: Robinson R-22, registration:
Injuries: Unavailable

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

On June 7, 2006, at 1845 coordinated universal time, a Robinson R-22 helicopter, F-GUPC was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Le Touquet Paris-Plage Airport (LTQ), Paris, France. The flight instructor and the student pilot were not injured. The local instructional flight departed Le Touquet Airport about 1800.

According to the Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses, the student pilot was on the flight controls when he heard an unusual noise, felt a "quick movement," and then the "LOW RPM" warning light illuminated. The flight instructor took control of the helicopter and entered an autorotational descent, which terminated with a hard landing.

Examination of the wreckage revealed damage to the clutch and to drive belts.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Government of France. Any further information pertaining to the accident may be obtained from:

Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation civile
Bâtiment 153 Aéroport du Bourget
93350 LE BOURGET
Phone: (33) 1 49 92 72 00
Fax: (33) 1 49 92 72 03

This report is for informational purposes only.

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