NTSB Identification: NYC03LA029.
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Accident occurred Thursday, December 12, 2002 in Suffolk, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/02/2004
Aircraft: Robinson R-22, registration: N9444Y
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Uninjured.

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While demonstrating an autorotation at a golf course driving range, the tail rotor struck a driving range tee box, and the helicopter rolled onto its left side.

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

The pilot's inadequate visual lookout while landing, which resulted in a collision with an embankment.

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