NTSB Identification: NYC87LA222.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35427.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 05, 1987 in BURRVILLE, RI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22, registration: N2285Z
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.
AIRCRAFT LOST ENGINE POWER SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 200 FEET. PILOT ATTEMPTED TO AUTOROTATE BACK TO THE LAKE BUT DURING A TURN TO AVOID COLLISION WITH A BOAT, THE HELICOPTER CRASHED INTO THE WATER. THE REASON FOR THE ENGINE POWER LOSS WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE PLT STATED HE BELIEVED THE ENG FAILURE WAS A RESULT OF WATER IN THE AIR FILTER STARVING THE ENGINE OF AIR. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE ACFT ENG WAS INVERTED IN THE WATER FOR APPROXIMATELY 1 HOUR. IT WAS NOT ESTABLISHED HOW MUCH FUEL, IF ANY, REMAINED IN THE ACFT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
MANEUVER..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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