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NTSB Identification: GAA19CA063
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 18, 2018 in Knox City, TX
Aircraft: Robinson R44, registration: N4167Y
Injuries: 4 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 helicopter pilot reported that while conducting a photography flight about 70ft AGL, the helicopter's heading was 190° and the airspeed was less than 9 knots. With a 14-knot tailwind the helicopter began to settle with power. He increased collective and applied forward cyclic to increase the airspeed, but the helicopter impacted the ground.