NTSB Identification: NYC90LA197.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42985.
Accident occurred Friday, August 17, 1990 in ISLIP, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/08/1992
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22HP, registration: N9069Z
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.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS PRACTICING LANDINGS IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS RELATIVE TO THE WIND. THE PLANNED TOUCHDOWN DIRECTION WAS HEADING NORTH. THE WIND WAS REPORTED TO BE FROM 210 DEGREES AT 7 KTS. THE PILOT SAID SHE FELT THE HELICOPTER START TO ROLL TO THE RIGHT AND ATTEMPTED TO ABORT THE LANDING WITH UP COLLECTIVE. THE TAIL ROTOR STRUCK THE GROUND AND THE HELICOPTER STARTED SPINNING. SHE THEN LOWERED THE COLLECTIVE AND THE HELICOPTER STRUCK THE GROUND, ROLLING ON ITS RIGHT SIDE.

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

IMPROPER USE OF FLT CONTROLS.

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