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N3184T accident description

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Crash location 36.124445°N, 86.678056°W
Nearest city Nashville, TN
36.165890°N, 86.784443°W
6.6 miles away
Tail number N3184T
Accident date 22 Sep 2007
Aircraft type Robinson R44 II
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

According to the student pilot, while preparing for his first solo flight in the Robinson R44 II, he began the sprag clutch check and "split the needles," and then released the throttle to proceed with the checklist. The governor then "kicked in", the rpm increased to 102 percent, and the helicopter began to spin on the pavement. The pilot-side skid snagged a crack on the pavement, collapsed, and the rotor and tail boom then struck the ground. The student pilot stated he never applied, unlocked, or released the collective. Examination of the flight controls by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector did not reveal any abnormalities.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's failure to maintain control of the helicopter.

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