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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : asg.airport|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : asg.tower|
|Operator||general aviation : instructional|
|Make Model Name||Robinson R22|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 91|
|Flight Phase||climbout : takeoff|
|Function||instruction : instructor|
|Qualification||pilot : commercial|
pilot : instrument
pilot : cfi
|Experience||flight time last 90 days : 50|
flight time total : 4700
flight time type : 2500
|Function||instruction : trainee|
|Anomaly||non adherence : far|
non adherence : published procedure
|Independent Detector||other flight crewa|
|Problem Areas||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
Prior to takeoff, student conducted preflight in accordance with checklist for helicopter, but forgot to remove ground handling wheels. Instructor returned to aircraft and helicopter took off discovered wheel on student side still attached, removed wheel and returned to airport. No damage or further incident. But the possibility of losing the ground handling wheel was present. A vivid reminder to me not to accept the student saying 'preflight completed' without a walkaround. As they say 'never again.' perhaps preflight conversation with student presented a distraction for student, but PIC must check aircraft condition prior to flight.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: R22 INSTRUCTOR PLT DID NOT INSURE THE STUDENT PLT REMOVED THE GND HANDLING WHEELS BEFORE FLT.
Narrative: PRIOR TO TKOF, STUDENT CONDUCTED PREFLIGHT IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHKLIST FOR HELI, BUT FORGOT TO REMOVE GND HANDLING WHEELS. INSTRUCTOR RETURNED TO ACFT AND HELI TOOK OFF DISCOVERED WHEEL ON STUDENT SIDE STILL ATTACHED, REMOVED WHEEL AND RETURNED TO ARPT. NO DAMAGE OR FURTHER INCIDENT. BUT THE POSSIBILITY OF LOSING THE GND HANDLING WHEEL WAS PRESENT. A VIVID REMINDER TO ME NOT TO ACCEPT THE STUDENT SAYING 'PREFLT COMPLETED' WITHOUT A WALKAROUND. AS THEY SAY 'NEVER AGAIN.' PERHAPS PREFLT CONVERSATION WITH STUDENT PRESENTED A DISTR FOR STUDENT, BUT PIC MUST CHK ACFT CONDITION PRIOR TO FLT.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.