NTSB Identification: SEA95LA124.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, June 21, 1995 in RENTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1995
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22 BETA, registration: N709JV
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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DURING A SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE PILOT WAS PRACTICING AN APPROACH WITH AN APPROXIMATE 30-45 DEGREE DESCENT ANGLE. THE PILOT STATED THAT 'THINGS WERE HAPPENING FAST,' AND THAT HE DID NOT FLARE THE HELICOPTER IN TIME TO AVOID A HARD LANDING.

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

THE PILOT MISJUDGED THE FLARE.

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