NTSB Identification: ATL85LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26083.
Accident occurred Friday, October 12, 1984 in HUEYTOWN, AL
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22, registration: N90218
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 ACFT CRASHED INTO A RIVER WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH TO LAND. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE ALLOWED ENGINE RPM TO DROP AND AT THE SAME TIME APPLIED COLLECTIVE PITCH. THE ACFT STRUCK THE WATER IN A STEEP DESCENT. THERE WAS NO REPORT OF ANY FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.

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

THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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