NTSB Identification: LAX86LA175.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31902.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 12, 1986 in GRAND CANYON, AZ
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22, registration: N211DM
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.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON A DIRT ROAD AND THAT THE HELICOPTER WAS AT A TWO TO FIVE FOOT HOVER WHEN A GUST OF WIND PIVOTED THE TAIL INTO THE WIND. THE HELICOPTER TOUCHED DOWN AND ROLLED OVER ONTO ITS RIGHT SIDE. THE PILOT FURTHER STATED THAT THE WINDS IN THE AREA WERE FROM 180 TO 210 DEGREES AND WERE GUSTING FROM 25 TO 40 KNOTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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