NTSB Identification: SEA91FA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44438.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 28, 1991 in BREWSTER, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: BELL 206BII, registration: N90307
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE BELL 206-BII TOUCHED DOWN DURING A SIMULATED POWER FAILURE AFTER TAKEOFF, SUSTAINING SUBSTANTIAL DAMANGE WHEN THE SKIDS DUG INTO SOFT SAND. THE TAIL BOOM WAS WRINKLED AND ITS SKINS CRACKED. THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF A SPIKE KNOCK AND THE REAR CROSSMEMBER FOR THE SKIDS SHIFTED.

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

THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S SELECTION OF UNSUITABLE TERRAIN FOR THE EMERGENCY SIMULATION.

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