NTSB Identification: FTW85FPJ02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29631.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 08, 1985 in MCALESTER, OK
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22A, registration: N8556C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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.

THE PLT WAS USING THE HELICOPTER TO ROUND UP CATTLE. ONE COW CHARGED THE HELICOPTER AND STRUCK THE TAIL ROTOR. THE HELICOPTER PITCHED NOSE DOWN, THE MAIN ROTOR BLADE STRUCK THE GROUND. THE HELICOPTER CAME TO REST IN AN UPRIGHT POSITION.

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

OBJECT..ANIMAL(S)

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

ALTITUDE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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