NTSB Identification: NYC89LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38516.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 29, 1989 in FARMINGDALE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/31/1991
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22B, registration: N2553X
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 QUICK STOP DEMONSTRATION BY THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT, THE AIRCRAFT SKIDS HIT THE GROUND HARD. THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES STRUCK THE TAIL AND BROKE IT OFF. THE HELICOPTER THEN ROLLED OVER ONTO ITS LEFT SIDE AND CAME TO REST. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE 'APPARENTLY GOT TOO LOW' DURING THE DEMONSTRATION.

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

PILOT'S FAILURE TO CONTROL THE ALTITUDE OF THE HELICOPTER WHILE DEMONSTRATING A QUICK STOP MANEUVER TO A STUDENT.

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