NTSB Identification: LAX88LA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36817.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, May 29, 1988 in HONOLULU, HI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N83203
Injuries: 2 Minor,3 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.

DURING A SIGHTSEEING FLT, JUST AFTER TAKE OFF, THE HELICOPTER BEGAN TO SPIN TO THE RIGHT, THE PLT TRIED TO CORRECT THE SITUATION BY APPLYING LEFT RUDDER. THE HELICOPTER CONTINUED TO SPIN. THE PLT REDUCED THE THROTTLE AND ADJUSTED THE COLLECTIVE. THE SPIN STOPPED. HOWEVER, AT THIS TIME THE HELICOPTER WAS LOW OVER THE WATER. A WAVE CAUGHT THE SKID AND THE HELICOPTER ENTERED THE WATER AND ROLLED TO THE LEFT. INSPECTION OF THE HELICOPTER DID NOT REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.

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

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


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER

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