On August 15, 2007, at 1807 UTC, a Robinson R-22 Beta II, Austrian registration OE-XSM, while performing a practice autorotation to landing, departed controlled flight and impacted terrain on the Wiener Neustadt Airport, Wiener Neustadt, Austria. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The two persons on board, a flight instructor and a commercial pilot receiving instruction in preparation for his flight instructor examination, were not injured.

This investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Austrian government. Any further information may be obtained from:

Federal Office of Transport
Accident Investigation Branch, Department Aviation
Lohnergasse 9, 1210 Wien

This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by, or obtained from, the AIB of Austria.

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