NTSB Identification: ERA10CA065
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, November 14, 2009 in Georgetown, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/03/2010
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22 BETA, registration: N2374
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 certificated flight instructor stated that the helicopter was at a hover, and that he was on the flight controls with the student during the student's inaugural flight. According to the instructor, the helicopter drifted laterally to the right, caught the right skid in the turf, and "experienced dynamic rollover." When asked about the performance and handling of the helicopter, the instructor stated that it was "performing as normal."

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

The pilot's failure to maintain adequate clearance from the surface during lateral hover, which resulted in dynamic rollover.

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