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Accident de l'hélicoptère AS 350 immatriculé 9M-APL exploité par Aerial Powerlines le 18/11/2016 à Kelantan [Enquête menée par BSKU / Malaisie]

Heurt du rotor anti-couple avec le sol lors de l'atterrissage

Autorité en charge

Malaisie - AIB

Données préliminaires issues de la notification des autorités de Malaisie

Aircraft 9M-APL was approaching to land into wind direction (west) of SK Batu Melintang football field for another passengers pick-up to operation area (LP 2J). Due to aircraft facing direct sunlight, pilot intended to turn 180 degrees. However, during turning left, aircraft suddenly swift severely to the left due to gusting wind. As a result, aircraft tail rotor hit the ground and tail rotor assembly broken and flew off. Pilot managed to land the aircraft facing east safely without any other incident.