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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 136477
Last updated: 5 November 2019
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Date:19-SEP-1985
Time:11:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic R22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Robinson R-22
Owner/operator:Eastern Helicopters
Registration: N90716
C/n / msn: 204
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Long Island MacArthur Airport, Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County, New York -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Long Island MacArthur Airport, Long Island, Ronkonkoma, Suffolk County
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
WHILE HOVERING, STUDENT PILOT APPLIED AFT CYCLIC AND THE FLIGHT 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)

Sources:

1. NTSB Identification: NYC85FHJ06 at https://www.ntsb.gov/about/employment/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001214X37883&key=1
2. FAA: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?omni=Home-N-Number&nNumberTxt=90716
3. http://www.griffin-helicopters.co.uk/accidentdetails.aspx?accidentkey=35468
4. [LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://coptercrazy.brinkster.net/search/r22show.asp?start=201&count=50]
5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Island_MacArthur_Airport


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
18-Sep-2016 17:41 Dr.John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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