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N7196W accident description

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Crash location Unknown
Nearest city North Las Vegas, NV
36.198859°N, 115.117501°W
Tail number N7196W
Accident date 06 Jun 2002
Aircraft type Robinson R22 BETA
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On June 6, 2002, at 1128 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R22 BETA, N7196W, made a hard landing at North Las Vegas (VGT), Nevada. Silver State Aviation was operating the helicopter under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91. The certified flight instructor (CFI) pilot and the private pilot undergoing instruction were not injured; the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The local instructional flight departed VGT about 1030. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

The CFI stated that they had completed several practice 180-degree autorotations. On the fourth approach, the helicopter hit hard. The skids spread apart and the belly contacted the ground.

NTSB Probable Cause

The dual student's improper autorotation and the flight instructor's inadequate supervision.

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