Accident: Robinson R 44 Raven II, Reg: EI-UNI, at Enniskerry Co. Wicklow, Ireland, on 25 July 2009: Report No 2010-023

Synopsis

The Pilot started up the rotor with the main rotor cover still in situ. As a result, the pitch change rods were damaged and this caused a main rotor blade to strike the tail-boom, puncturing it.  The Report makes one Safety Recommendation.

Occurrence Date: 
Saturday, 25 July, 2009
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 15 December, 2010