NTSB Identification: LAX85LA317.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28036.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 14, 1985 in PIRU, CA
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22A, registration: N85594
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 FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR INSTRUCTED THE 25-HOUR STUDENT PLT TO PERFORM AN AUTOROTATION WITH A PWR RECOVERY AT 20 FT AGL. THE INSTRUCTOR BECAME AWARE TOO LATE THAT THE STUDENT WAS 'DEAD LOCKED' ON THE CONTROLS AND HE WAS UNABLE TO RECOVER PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN. A HARD LANDING RESULTED, THE RIGHT SKID SANK IN SOFT SAND AND THE HELICOPTER ROLLED ONTO ITS RIGHT SIDE.

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

AUTOROTATION..INITIATED..DUAL STUDENT

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SAND BAR

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