Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2011 Issue

January 15, 2011, Stuart, Fla., Schweizer 269C-1

The helicopter was substantially damaged at about 1705 Eastern time after it became airborne and rolled over on the ramp. The private pilot was not injured. Day visual conditions prevailed. After landing, the flight instructor assisted the pilot in setting the collective and cyclic friction. The instructor then transferred control to the private pilot and exited the helicopter.

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