NTSB Identification: DEN92LA001.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43955.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 02, 1991 in EVERGREEN, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/05/1993
Aircraft: ENSTROM F-28C, registration: N552H
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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

THE PILOT SAID HE LIFTED THE HELICOPTER OFF THE GROUND BUT BEFORE TRANSLATONAL LIFT WAS ACHIEVED, HE ENCOUNTERED A SUDDEN DOWNDRAFT. THE PILOT MADE A CONTROLLED CRASH BETWEEN TREES IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

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

IN FLIGHT ENCOUNTER WITH A SUDDEN DOWNDRAFT. A FACTOR WAS: THE PILOT'S LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN AIRCRAFT TYPE.

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