08-Apr-06 N921U Robinson R22B Tooele, US-Utah

On a training flight, the helicopter struck the ground in a level attitude, the front of the left skid caught in the soft uneven ground, and the helicopter rolled left. ┬áThe National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:┬áThe pilot’s failure to maintain control of the helicopter during the takeoff initial climb, which resulted in an in-flight collision with the ground. A contributing factor was the gusty wind condition.

Date
April 8, 2006
Reg
N921U
Make
Robinson
Model
R22
MSN
3566
Location
Tooele
Country
US-Utah
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Upper-Limit-Aviation
Link 1
http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/brief.aspx?ev_id=20060501X00493&key=1

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