Serious Incident: Schweizer 300, EI-DDI, Weston Airport, 12 March 2006: Report No 2007-003

SYNOPSIS

The helicopter, which was on a training flight, was on approach to land when the nose yawed to the right at about 50ft above ground level (AGL). The Instructor immediately carried out an autorotation and landed with no damage and no injuries to persons on board. During the subsequent investigation it was found that the tail rotor swash plate bellcrank bearing had disintegrated in flight.

Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 12 March, 2006
Report Date: 
Monday, 5 February, 2007
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