NTSB Identification: ATL83LA037
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 20, 1982 in LAUREL, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/20/1983
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22, registration: N90701
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.

WHILE RECEIVING FLIGHT INSTRUCTION ON AUTOROTATION THE STUDENT WAS LATE TO ADMINISTER POWER, RESULTING IN A HIGH SINK RATE. THE INSTRUCTOR FAILED TO TAKE CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT IN TIME TO PREVENT THE TAIL FROM STRIKING THE RUNWAY. THE FORWARD END OF THE TAIL CONE WAS CRUSHED AND THE TRANSMISSION DECK WAS BUCKLED IN SEVERAL PLACES.

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

FLARE..INATTENTIVE..DUAL STUDENT

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..POOR..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

PROPER ASSISTANCE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

ROTOR SYSTEM..SEPARATION

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