NTSB Identification: CEN14LA228
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Richwood, OH
Aircraft: BRECHER ROTORWAY EXEC, registration: N43691
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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On April 24, 2014, at 1248 eastern daylight time, an experimental amateur-built Brecher Rotorway Exec 162F, N43691, impacted terrain during a hard landing to a field near Richwood, Ohio. The pilot stated that he performed a precautionary autorotation when a caution annunciator light illuminated. The helicopter was destroyed by post impact fire. A pilot, who was the helicopter builder/owner, and a flight instructor sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that was not operating on a flight plan. The flight originated from Delaware Municipal Airport - Jim Moore Field (DLZ), Delaware, Ohio, at 1215 and was destined to Mount Victory, Ohio.

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