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Aviation Accident


NTSB Identification: NYC85FHJ06
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30212.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 19, 1985 in RONKONKOMA, NY
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22, registration: N90716
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE HOVERING STUDENT PILOT APPLIED AFT CYCLIC AND THE FLT INSTRUCTOR COULD NOT REGAIN CONTROL BEFORE TAIL ROTOR STRUCK THE TAXIWAY. HELICOPTER ROTATED VIOLENTLY AND ROLLED OVER AND TO REST ON THE SKIDS. THE HELICOPTER WAS DESTROYED.


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

  • CYCLIC..IMPROPER USE OF..DUAL STUDENT
  • REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)
  • SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

Contributing Factors:
Full narrative is not available