NTSB Identification: NYC87LA122.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34645.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 12, 1987 in POTTSTOWN, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22, registration: N85570
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

DURING LANDING APPROACH TO RUNWAY 28, GROUND FOG WAS ENCOUNTERED AND THE PILOT OVERSHOT HIS INTENDED TOUCHDOWN POINT. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE SLOWED THE AIRSPEED TO ZERO MPH AND THE ACFT STARTED TO SHAKE AND FALL EVEN THOUGH THE MOTOR AND ROTOR WERE AT 100% RPM. THE HELICOPTER WAS BETWEEN 5 AND 8 FEET ABOVE THE GROUND WHEN IT FELL VERTICALLY RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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