NTSB Identification: FTW95LA198.
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Accident occurred Saturday, May 13, 1995 in MOUNT PLEASANT, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/06/1995
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22B, registration: N8067M
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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DURING A VFR APPROACH TO AN OPEN FIELD THE HELICOPTER IMPACTED THE GROUND WITH THE LEFT SKID AND ROLLED OVER ONTO ITS RIGHT SIDE. THE APPROACH WAS MADE WITH WINDS OF 17 KNOTS GUSTING TO 22 KNOTS. THE LANDING WAS MADE TO THE SOUTH AND WINDS WERE FROM 220 DEGREES.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER COMPENSATION FOR THE CROSSWIND COMPONENT. A FACTOR WAS THE CROSSWIND.

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