NTSB Identification: LAX96LA219.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, June 05, 1996 in PASO ROBLES, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1998
Aircraft: Robinson R22 BETA, registration: N2311R
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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The student pilot decided to hover taxi back to the operator's ramp from the helipad. As the helicopter was getting light on the skids, he abruptly pulled collective and the aircraft began to spin to the right. He applied full left pedal and the helicopter then began to spin to the left. He bottomed the collective in an attempt to put the aircraft back down on the pad, and as it touched down, it rolled onto its right side. After the accident, he told another pilot at the school that he had encountered dynamic rollover.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: the student pilot's loss of control and subsequent dynamic rollover due to his abrupt and excessive use of the collective and anti-torque controls. Full narrative available
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