NTSB Identification: LAX98LA083.
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Accident occurred Friday, January 30, 1998 in OXNARD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/15/2001
Aircraft: Robinson R22, registration: N2308X
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he was doing touch-and-go landings to the dirt taxiway. The helicopter touched down hard and the left skid got stuck in the mud. The pilot then attempted to liftoff, but the helicopter rolled onto its left side and he 'couldn't recover from dynamic rollover.'

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

The pilot's improper use of the collective during the initiation of the rollover, which prevented the recovery from the condition.

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