NTSB Identification: CHI08CA098.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, March 26, 2008 in Waverly, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/30/2008
Aircraft: McDonnell Douglas 600N, registration: N160KC
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 helicopter was being operated as a corporate/executive flight when it received substantial damage during a hard landing. The pilot had been demonstrating inputs needed to control the helicopter to the passenger. He was demonstrating a normal approach to a hover by talking through all the control inputs during a visual approach. The tail boom separated from the fuselage during the hard landing.

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

The pilot's improper flare.

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