NTSB Identification: LAX88LA214.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36750.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 05, 1988 in BAKERSFIELD, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22, registration: N2634N
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE ON AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLT, THE CFI INSTRUCTED THE STUDENT TO FLY ABOVE THE POWER LINE POLES AT ALL TIMES. WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT THE INSTRUCTOR WAS LOOKING AWAY WHEN THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH POWER LINES. THE INSTRUCTOR TOOK CONTROL OF THE HELICOPTER AND WAS ABLE TO FLY TO THE ARPT 5 MILES AWAY AND LAND WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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