NTSB Identification: CHI87LA178.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34000.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 29, 1987 in MINNETONKA, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/08/1988
Aircraft: ROBINSON 22, registration: N8383F
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.

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A FLAT SPOT ON TOP OF A HILL THE TAIL ROTOR HIT THE GROUND AND THE TAIL BOOM BROKE OFF. ONE WITNESS REPORTS THAT WHEN THE HELICOPTER TOUCHED DOWN IT BOUNCED UP ABOUT 10 FEET. NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS WERE REPORTED.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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