NTSB Identification: LAX88LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36880.
Accident occurred Friday, March 11, 1988 in OCEANSIDE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: BELL 47G-2A-1, registration: N73969
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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-U.S. CERTIFICATED PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE HELICOPTER WHILE HOVERING 3-FT AGL DURING A MAINTENANCE TEST FLIGHT. THE ACFT DESCENDED, TOUCHED DOWN HARD AND ROLLED OVER. THE NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING PILOT IMMEDIATELY DEPARTED THE SCENE & REPORTEDLY HEADED TOWARD MX. THE SUBSEQUENT EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE FAILED TO DETECT ANY MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION WITH THE ACFT.

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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