NTSB Identification: MKC90LA041.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40640.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 07, 1990 in MOUNTAIN IRON, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/15/1992
Aircraft: MANCINI ROTORWAY EXEC, registration: N4463N
Injuries: 1 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.
WHILE FLYING HIS HOMEBUILT HELICOPTER, THE NON-CERTIFIED PILOT WAS MANEUVERING ABOUT 4 FEET AGL AND DRAGGED A SKID. CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS LOST AND IT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN, SUSTAINING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. THE PILOT HAD A TOTAL OF ABOUT 19 HOURS, OF WHICH 10 WERE DUAL INSTRUCTION RECEIVED IN 1983.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: FAILURE OF THE NON-CERTIFICATED PILOT TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ALTITUDE, WHILE MANEUVERING THE HELICOPTER. THE PILOT'S LACK OF EXPERIENCE AND PROPER CERTIFICATION (QUALIFICATION) WERE RELATED FACTORS.
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