NTSB Identification: FTW85LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27056.
Accident occurred Monday, November 05, 1984 in NEW ORLEANS, LA
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22, registration: N8360A
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.
ACCORDING TO THE CFI THERE WAS NO INTENTION TO PERFORM 'TOUCHDOWN' AUTOROTATION LANDINGS. DURING THE THIRD SIMULATED POWER LOSS THE CFI REPORTED THAT HE INITIATED THE FLARE AT ABOUT 55 FT AGL. AS AIRSPEED DISSIPATED AND THE SINK RATE CONTINUED THE CFI INCREASED COLLECTIVE ANTICIPATING A 'HARD RUN-ON LANDING.' THE FRONT OF THE SKIDS DUG INTO THE UNIMPROVED TERRAIN CAUSING THE HELICOPTER TO ROLL OVER. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER DESCENT RATE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)
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