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N227SH accident description

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Crash location 45.550000°N, 122.400278°W
Nearest city Troutdale, OR
45.539286°N, 122.387313°W
1.0 miles away
Tail number N227SH
Accident date 03 May 2016
Aircraft type Robinson Helicopter R22
Additional details: None
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NTSB Factual Report

The flight instructor reported that he was practicing hover flight in a helicopter over soft grass at a height of 5 to 7 feet above the ground with a student pilot on his second training flight. The flight instructor further reported that he was controlling the collective and anti-torque pedals, and the student pilot was controlling the cyclic control. During the hover, the flight instructor reported that he became fixated on the manifold pressure gauge and did not notice that the helicopter was moving forward and descending. Subsequently, the helicopter's right skid impacted the ground and rolled over.

The main rotor drive shaft and tailboom were substantially damaged.

The flight instructor did not report any mechanical malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

NTSB Probable Cause

The flight instructor's failure to monitor outside the helicopter during hover flight, which resulted in a collision with terrain and rollover.

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