NTSB Identification: CHI01LA325.
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Accident occurred Thursday, September 27, 2001 in Grand Haven, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/04/2002
Aircraft: Bell 47G-2, registration: N46R
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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The helicopter impacted terrain while maneuvering in a 3-5 foot agl hover to a grass area on the airport. The helicopter's tail swung to the right during a pedal turn, which was arrested after 1 1/2 turns and then followed by a drift backwards and a roll to the left. The tail rotor struck the ground followed by the left skid struck the ground and a roll over then ensued. Inspection of the helicopter revealed no anomalies.

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

Aircraft control not maintained by the pilot.

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