NTSB Identification: FTW88LA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37421.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 27, 1988 in DECATUR, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: Brantly Helicopter B-2B, registration: N2233U
Injuries: 1 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 NON-CERTIFICATED PILOT FLEW THE HELICOPTER FROM HIS RANCH TO DECATUR FOR REFUELING. AFTER LANDING, HE REALIZED THAT HE WAS TOO FAR FROM THE FUEL PUMP. UPON LIFTOFF TO MOVE CLOSER TO THE PUMP THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER. THE PILOT ATTRIBUTED THE ACCIDENT TO A GUST OF WIND THAT PITCHED THE HELICOPTER SIDEWAYS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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