Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary CEN21LA432

Berlin, IL, USA

Aircraft #1


BELL 206L-3


The pilot reported that while landing the helicopter on a loading truck, he felt the skids settle and spread. After a few seconds, the helicopter began to slide off the truck. He increased collective in an attempt to move forward away from the truck, but thought that the skid was stuck. The pilot was able to dislodge the skid but the helicopter rolled onto its left side, resulting in substantial damage to the fuselage. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s failure to maintain control of the helicopter with a stuck skid, which resulted in a dynamic rollover.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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