IAD01WA049
IAD01WA049

On April 27, 2001, at 1114 Eastern Daylight Time, a Robinson R-22B helicopter, was substantially damaged while maneuvering near Weston, Ireland. The two pilots on board were not injured. Weather conditions and type of flight plan filed were unknown.

According to Irish aviation authorities, the pilots were practicing an autorotation when the helicopter landed hard and the main rotor struck the tail boom, severing the tail rotor section of the tail boom.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Air Accident Investigation Unit of Ireland. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Department of Public Enterprise
25 Clare Street
Dublin 2
Ireland

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by the Irish government.

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