NTSB Identification: SEA97LA020.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 25, 1996 in REDMOND, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/18/1997
Aircraft: KARMY ROTORWAY EXEC, registration: N728PC
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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During a crosswind takeoff the helicopter rolled over. The pilot reported that he failed to remove the dolly wheels from the helicopter, leaving an 18 inch handle dangling from the skid. During takeoff, the handle caught in the ground and the helicopter rolled over.

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

The pilot's failure to remove the dolly wheels during the preflight inspection.

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