NTSB Identification: CHI88LA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36894.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 16, 1988 in MENOMINEE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: ENSTROM 280FX, registration: N280FX
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A DEMONSTRATION OF AN AUTOROTATION TO A RUN-ON LANDING, THE HELICOPTER SKIDS DRAGGED IN THE SOFT GRASS UPON TOUCHDOWN, AND THE HELICOPTER VEERED TO THE LEFT. THE PILOT FAILED TO MAINTAIN AIRCRAFT CONTROL WHEN THE HELICOPTER VEERED LEFT, THE RIGHT SKID DUG DEEPER INTO THE TURF AND THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER.

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

ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

RUN ON LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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