NTSB Identification: FTW88LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35306.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 15, 1988 in TOMBALL, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: HUGHES 269C, registration: N58332
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

AS THE HELICOPTER LIFTED OFF THE PORTABLE LANDING PLATFORM, IT ROLLED TO THE RIGHT AND CONTACTED THE TERRAIN. THE PILOT COULD NOT DETERMINE IF THE SKID WAS CAUGHT ON THE PLATFORM OR IF IT SLID OFF THE SIDE.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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