NTSB Identification: LAX96LA053.
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Accident occurred Friday, November 24, 1995 in FRESNO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1996
Aircraft: Robinson R22HP, registration: N90452
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The pilot was hovering in an approach to the landing area, when the helicopter began moving backwards and descending. He applied power to arrest the movement, but a skid contacted the ground, and the tail boom then collided with the ground. There were no mechanical difficulties found with the helicopter.

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

failure of the pilot to maintain proper control of the helicopter, while in a hover.

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