NTSB Identification: NYC98LA023.
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Accident occurred Friday, October 24, 1997 in FARMINGDALE, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/21/2000
Aircraft: Hiller UH-12D, registration: N62316
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The student pilot was hover taxing when the certificated flight instructor (CFI) rolled the throttle to the idle position and announced a 'simulated an engine failure.' The helicopter yawed to the left and pitched nose down. The CFI took control of the helicopter . The helicopter then spun to right, and the tail rotor contacted the ground.

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

The certificated flight instructor's inadequate supervision and failure to maintain directional control.

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