NTSB Identification: DFW07LA111.
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Accident occurred Sunday, May 13, 2007 in Horseshoe Bay, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/30/2007
Aircraft: Bell 206B, registration: N905WP
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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The 90-hour helicopter private pilot lost control of the helicopter after encountering dynamic rollover while attempting to bring the helicopter to a hover. The pilot reported that the forward portion of the right landing gear skid of the helicopter became entangled in soft and wet ground. An FAA inspector, who responded to the accident site, confirmed that the helicopter came to rest on its right side, resulting in structural damage to the airframe and the tailboom. There was no fire and the pilot was able to egress the helicopter unassisted.

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

The pilot's loss of control as result of dynamic rollover while attempting to takeoff. Facrots were the landing skid becoming snagged and the soft terrain.

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