NTSB Identification: LAX88LA136.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38453.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 17, 1988 in HONOLULU, HI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N2995W
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.

AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE PLT REDUCED THE THROTTLE AND REMOVED HIS LEFT HAND FROM THE THROTTLE/COLLECTIVE PITCH CONTROL TO RETUNE THE RADIO. HIS ATTENTION WAS DIRECTED TO THE FREQUENCY INDICATOR DURING THE PROCEDURE. THE HELICOPTER BECAME AIRBORNE AND MOVED TO THE RIGHT TOWARDS A FENCE. THE PILOT REDUCED THE COLLECTIVE PITCH AND ATTEMPTED TO STOP THE HELICOPTER'S MOVEMENT TO THE RIGHT. ON TOUCHDOWN, HOWEVER, THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH THE FENCE. THE RIGHT HEEL SEPARATED FROM THE SKID; THE LANDING GEAR REAR CROSS TUBE ROTATED IN ITS ATTACH FITTING, AND THE TAILBOOM WAS BUCKLED.

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

ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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