NTSB Identification: MIA86FA199.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31670.
Accident occurred Friday, July 04, 1986 in ISLAMORADA, FL
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22, registration: N2385X
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING THE HELICOPTER FLYING AT APPROXIMATELY 8 TO 10 FEET OFF THE WATER. THE HELICOPTER ENTERED A LEFT TURN AND AS THE TURN PROGRESSED THE HELICOPTER DESCENDED STRIKING THE WATER WITH A SKID AND CARTWHEELING.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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