NTSB Identification: ANC85LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28277.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 07, 1985 in SUMMIT LAKE, AK
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22A, registration: N8530J
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.

HELICOPTER STRUCK GLASSY WATER LAKE DURING A LOW ALT TURN. PLT/FLT INSTRUCTOR SAID HE BECAME DISORIENTED DURING THE TURN, AFTER HE LOOKED INSIDE THE HELICOPTER BRIEFLY TO CHECK THE ROTOR RPM. ACCIDENT OCCURED DURING A BRIGHT NIGHT.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OSTENTATIOUS DISPLAY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

MANEUVER..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

SPATIAL DISORIENTATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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