NTSB Identification: MIA01LA172.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 24, 2001 in Garner, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/17/2001
Aircraft: Robinson R-22B, registration: N7119D
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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According to the pilot, he had flown around his farm for about 15 minutes when he decided to set down in a cow pasture. As he departed the landing spot, he picked the rotorcraft up into about a 1- foot hover and began maneuvering. His left landing skid collided with a high growth of grass, and the rotorcraft sustained a rollover that caused substantial damage to the rotorcraft.

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

The pilot's failure to maintain altitude clearance above the terrain while maneuvering, resulting in a collision with the terrain, and subsequent rollover.

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