NTSB Identification: SEA87LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33703.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 18, 1987 in KENT, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: BELL 206-BIII, registration: N9KT
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 TAKEOFF TO A HOVER THE HELICOPTER ROLLED TO THE LEFT. THE STUDENT PILOT OVER CORRECTED. THE HELICOPTERS RIGHT SKID CONTACTED THE GROUND WITH THE STUDENT PILOT MAKING A RAPID INCREASE IN COLLECTIVE RATE CAUSING THE HELICOPTER TO ROLL TO THE RIGHT ONTO THE GROUND. THE INSTRUCTOR PILOT WAS UNABLE TO CORRECT THE STUDENT PILOTS ERROR IN TIME TO PREVENT THE HELICOPTER FROM ROLLING OVER.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..INADEQUATE..DUAL STUDENT

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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