NTSB Identification: LAX83LA271.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21597.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 09, 1983 in VALENCIA, CA
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22, registration: N83721
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 RATED AIRPLANE PLT WAS ON A SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLT IN A ROBINSON R22 HELICOPTER. DURING HIS 3RD LANDING, THE HELICOPTER BEGAN TO ROTATE AT APRX 3 FT AGL. AFTER COMPLETING ABOUT 1 1/2 REVOLUTIONS, THE STUDENT ALLOWED THE ACFT TO IMPACT ON THE LANDING AREA & THE HELICOPTER WAS DAMAGED. THE STUDENT STATED THAT HE LOST HIS CONCENTRATION DURING THE LANDING, THEN PANICKED & FAILED TO APPLY PROPER ANTITORQUE PEDDLE CORRECTION TO STOP THE ROTATION.

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

TAIL ROTOR/ANTI-TORQUE CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SELF-INDUCED PRESSURE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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