NTSB Identification: LAX91LA411.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45781.
Accident occurred Friday, September 27, 1991 in RIO VISTA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22B, registration: N8069Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
ACCORDING TO THE CHIEF FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, THE STUDENT WAS ON HIS FIRST SOLO FLIGHT. HE SAID THAT ON ATTEMPTING TO 'PICK-UP' THE HELICOPTER, THE STUDENT PILOT DID NOT 'ZERO' THE CONTROLS DURING THE ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF TO A HOVER. THE HELICOPTER REPORTEDLY SPUN TO THE RIGHT, A SKID CONTACTED THE GROUND, AND THE HELICOPTER ENTERED DYNAMIC ROLL OVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE STUDENT PILOT'S IMPROPER USE OF THE FLIGHT CONTROLS.
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