Safari accident - N326RW - Texas

Steve_UK

Active Member
FAA ASIAS states,

2nd July 2018 - AGUILARES, TEXAS - SAFARI 400 ROTORCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UKWN CIRCUMSTANCES

Injury - Serious

Damage -Substantial
 

klyde

Junior Member
Seems a new bird. Certification date was listed as
Certificate Issue Date05/02/2018. Sure hope the builder got some good flight time before the accident. When I pranged my Safari I had 58 hrs and had not yet got my PPL(H). I hope the builder can re-build his bird and not lose the experience flying his own creation.
 

Steve_UK

Active Member
the recently published NTSB Preliminary states


According to a statement given to the responding Federal Aviation Administration inspector, the helicopter was between 20 and 30 ft above ground level when it started to shudder. Subsequently, the pilot heard a "pop" and immediately the helicopter lost tail rotor effectiveness. The helicopter started rotating and the pilot attempted to stop the rotation without success. The helicopter hit the ground and rolled onto its side. The fuselage was crushed and buckled and both main rotor blades were substantially damaged.
 
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