NTSB Identification: CHI99TA232.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, July 13, 1999 in CHESTERFIELD, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/22/2000
Aircraft: Hughes OH-6A, registration: N911EP
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

A rated helicopter pilot was acting as pilot-in-command with a check pilot. According to the check pilot who was interviewed after the accident, the pilot-in-command had accomplished several autorotational landings to a hover and he asked the pilot on the next one to 'demonstrate a full touchdown.' He said that the helicopter landed hard and received damage.

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

the pilot-in-command's improper autorotational landing.

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