NTSB Identification: DFW05CA195.
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Accident occurred Saturday, July 30, 2005 in New Braunfels, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/27/2005
Aircraft: Robinson R22 Beta II, registration: N18VH
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The 450-hour flight instructor stated that the student pilot picked up the helicopter to a 4-foot hover into the wind. The instructor then looked behind and to the left to ensure that the taxiway was clear. At this point, the helicopter descended and caught the left skid on the pavement. The instructor stated before he "could lower collective or push cyclic to the right, the helicopter turned over on its left side".

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

The student pilot's failure to maintain control of the helicopter and delayed remedial action by the flight instructor.

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