Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA23LA021

Daytona Beach, FL, USA

Aircraft #1




The pilot reported that he was attempting to land on a mobile helipad. During the landing the helicopter landed “off center” and rolled over onto its side. The helicopter collided with the terrain and sustained substantial damage. The pilot did not report any mechanical anomalies that would preclude normal operation. The helicopter was examined by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector after the accident. The examination confirmed that the airframe and main rotor blades were substantially damaged. No flight control anomalies were discovered that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause and Findings

The pilot’s misjudged landing point which resulted in a loss of control and collision with terrain.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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