NTSB Identification: FTW86LRG13.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32410.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 20, 1986 in AUSTIN, TX
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22, registration: N9062Z
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.

ACFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED WHEN IT EXPERIENCED A HARD LANDING AND SEVERED THE TAILBOOM. PLT INITIALLY STATED THAT THE ENG HAD 'MISSED' DURING PWR APPLICATION AT THE BOTTOM OF A NORM APPROACH. LATER HE STATED THAT HE HAD BEEN PRACTICING TOUCHDOWN AUTOROTATIONS. DA WAS 3,100' WITH A 97 DEGREE TEMPERATURE. PVT HELO PLT HAD LIMITED EXPERIENCE IN TOUCHDOWN AUTOROTATIONS.

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

AUTOROTATION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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