NTSB Identification: SEA87LA175.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34811.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 23, 1987 in TUKWILA, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22, registration: N8379Z
Injuries: 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.

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND IN A FIELD AND AT ABOUT 3 FEET AGL, THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO SECURE THE RIGHT CABIN DOOR. DUE TO THE DISTRACTION THE PILOT ALLOWED THE REAR SKIDS TO CONTACT THE GROUND AND A HARD LANDING RESULTED.

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

ALTITUDE..INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DOOR..NOT SECURED


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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