NTSB Identification: MIA01LA007.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, October 17, 2000 in DELLWOOD, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/02/2001
Aircraft: Robinson R-22 BETA, registration: N621DM
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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The pilot stated that while attempting to takeoff from a field, the helicopter's right skid became entangled in vines, which induced dynamic rollover. According to the pilot, the aircraft rolled on its right side, and incurred substantial damage. The pilot said that prior to the accident, there had been no mechanical failure or malfunction to the aircraft, or any on its systems.

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

the pilot's failure to clear the area, and his attempted takeoff while the helicopter's right skid was entangled with vines, which resulted in inadvertent dynamic rollover and substantial damage to the aircraft.

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