NTSB Identification: FTW88DRD10.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38646.
Accident occurred Monday, June 27, 1988 in HOUMA, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N2611
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF, THE HELICOPTER EXPERIENCED A POWER LOSS AT 300 FEET. DURING THE EMERGENCY LANDING IN A WET SWAMPY AREA WITH VERY HIGH VEGETATION, THE HELICOPTER LANDED HARD, AND THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES STRUCK THE TAILBOOM. AT A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION, THE OPERATOR RAN THE ENGINE WITHOUT ANY MALFUNCTION. THE AIRFRAME FUEL FILTER WAS CHECKED AND NO CONTAMINATION WAS FOUND. THE OPERATOR DISASSEMBLED THE ENGINE PNEUMATIC SYSTEM AND FOUND APPROXIMATELY 10 CUBIC CENTIMETERS OF WATER IN THE PC FILTER AND FUEL CONTROL.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,FUEL CONTROL..WATER



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER

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