A short R44 flight

#3
Tail strike?

Just where do you think the tail is on an R44, Fred? Looked like the main rotor struck the lip on the hangar to me.
 
#4
must admit, the first time i watched it i assumed it was a tail strike. for some reason i thought the hangar was to the left. but i think you're right, think right hand side of disc hit the hangar. cameraman had back to hangar whilst filming i think.

what a mong pilot :) quite surprised everyone walked away.
 
#6
Flash, thanks for pointing that out, have edited the original post.

I'd better strike off 'Accident Investigation Team' from my list of potential future careers.
 
#7
Fred_Frog_1987 said:
I'd better strike off 'Accident Investigation Team' from my list of potential future careers.
And catalogue model...... unless its spark plugs :D
 
#9
I read the NTSB report.

The guy claimed that the pax in the left hand seat inadvertantly used their 'knee' to apply pressure to the cyclic and that is what caused the movement towards the hangar....except the video doesn't show any movement towards the hangar!!

If you're going to lie...

Doh!
 

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