NTSB Identification: NYC98LA079.
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Accident occurred Friday, March 20, 1998 in NEW ALEXANDRIA, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/08/1998
Aircraft: Enstrom F280F, registration: N66JV
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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The helicopter started to descend from a stabilized 20-foot hover, and rotate to the right after striking a bird of unknown type. When the descent and yaw continued, the pilot entered an autorotation. The helicopter landed in the water in a level attitude, but rolled onto to its left side in approximately 4 feet of water.

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

A bird strike.

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