NTSB Identification: NYC87LA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34725.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 29, 1987 in ELLINGTON, CT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22, registration: N9070F
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 AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLIGHT, THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT SIMULATED A FORCED LANDING AT ABOUT 250 FEET AND 60 KIAS. THE STUDENT PILOT AT THIS TIME ENTERED AN AUTOROTATION AND THE HELICOPTER STARTED TO DESCEND. COLLECTIVE WAS PULLED BUT THIS FAILED TO STOP THE DESCENT AND THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED THE GROUND IN A TAIL LOW ATTITUDE. AIRCRAFT SLID FORWARD IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE AND THE RIGHT SKID DUG INTO THE SURFACE CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..SIMULATED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

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

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