NTSB Identification: CHI85LA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27830.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 09, 1985 in CENTER VILLAGE, OH
Aircraft: HUGHES 269C, registration: N5125U
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.

WHILE THE STUDENT PLT PRACTICED HOVERING 8 TO 12 INCHES AGL THE HEEL OF THE RIGHT SKID CONTACTED THE GROUND. THE CFI STATED HE DID NOT NOTICE THE HELICOPTER DRIFTING OR DESCENDING BUT WHEN THE GROUND CONTACT WAS FELT HE TOOK OVER THE CONTROLS. UP COLLECTIVE AND LEFT CYCLIC WAS APPLIED BUT THE RIGHT SKID CONTACTED THE GROUND ONCE AGAIN. THE SKID DUG INTO THE SOFT SOD AND THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER TO THE RIGHT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..DUAL STUDENT



Contributing Factors

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


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