On April 22, 1996, about 1209 eastern daylight time, N8315R, a Robinson R-22, operated by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office as a public-use flight crashed while hovering at the Kissimmee Airport, Kissimmee, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The helicopter was substantially damaged and the commercial pilot and observer reported no injuries. The flight was originating at the time of the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that while at a hover, attempting a pedal turn to the right,he lost tail rotor effectiveness and the helicopter rolled over on its side and crashed.