NTSB Identification: FTW92IA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46526.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Incident occurred Thursday, March 05, 1992 in SABINE PASS #18
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1993
Aircraft: BELL 206L-3, registration: N41791
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE PILOT HAD LANDED ON AN OIL PLATFORM DUE TO POOR WEATHER WHILE EN ROUTE TO ANOTHER OFFSHORE PLATFORM. ONCE THE WEATHER HAD CLEARED, HE AND THE THREE PASSENGERS REBOARDED THE HELICOPTER. BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE THE PILOT HAD SEVERAL CONVULSIONS AND LOST CONSCIOUSNESS. THE PASSENGERS REMOVED HIM FROM THE COCKPIT AND ADMINISTERED CPR. HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO A HOSPITAL AND PRONOUNCED DEAD. THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION DUE TO ACUTE CORONARY ARTERY INSUFFICIENCY.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this incident to be:

THE PILOT'S CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE.

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