NTSB Identification: ERA13LA116
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, January 17, 2013 in Ellington, CT
Aircraft: ROBINSON HELICOPTER R22 BETA, registration: N26NE
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.


On January 17, 2013, about 1245 eastern standard time, a Robinson R-22 Beta helicopter, N26NE, was substantially damaged following a loss of control during a practice autorotation at Ellington Airport (7B9), Ellington, Connecticut. The flight instructor (CFI) sustained minor injuries and the commercial-rated pilot receiving instruction was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the instructional flight that originated from 7B9 about 1240, and was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

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