NTSB Identification: FTW86LRG08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29599.
Accident occurred Saturday, December 21, 1985 in PFLUGERVILLE, TX
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22HP, registration: N8358C
Injuries: 1 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 HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER WHEN THE RIGHT SKID CONTACTED THE GROUND DURING A HOVER. THE PLT STATED HE HAD LANDED TO AND OPENED THE DOOR TO CHECK THE SKID POSITION. AFTER TAKEOFF WHILE IN A HOVER AT 2 FT AGL, THE DOOR POPPED OPEN. THE RIGHT SKID CONTACTED THE GROUND AS THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO CLOSE THE DOOR.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DOOR,EXTERIOR CREW..OPEN

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