NTSB Identification: NYC88LA237.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38609.
Accident occurred Friday, September 16, 1988 in W.KINGSTON, RI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22, registration: N47CS
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 PLT SAID IT WAS A CLEAR, CALM NIGHT. WHEN HE GOT TO HIS HELICOPTER HE FOUND THE WINDSHIELD COVERED WITH A HEAVY DEW. HE CLEANED THE WINDSHIELD BUT DURING TAKEOFF THE DEW REFORMED ON THE WINDSHIELD AND HE LOST ALL VISUAL REFERENCES OUTSIDE THE HELICOPTER. THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER AND CRASHED.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..RESTRICTED

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..CONTAMINATION

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