Accident: Robinson R22 Beta II, G-CCGF, Skinstown, Co Kilkenny, 10 April 2007: Report No 2007-009



As the Pilot air taxied the helicopter rearwards, in order to obtain a clearer forward take-off path over an adjacent boundary fence, the tail rotor struck the ground causing severe rotor vibration and subsequent damage.  The Pilot landed immediately, shut down and exited the aircraft safely.   There were no injuries. 



Occurrence Date: 
Tuesday, 10 April, 2007
Report Date: 
Thursday, 31 May, 2007