NTSB Identification: NYC89LA126.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40746.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 27, 1989 in BEDMINSTER, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1991
Aircraft: BELL 206A, registration: N273E
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.

WHILE IN A CLIMBING RIGHT TURN AT ABOUT 300-400 FT AGL THE ENGINE OUT AUDIO ALARM & WARNING LIGHT CAME ON. THE PILOT LOWERED THE COLLECTIVE AND NOSE TO BUILD UP ROTOR RPM & AIRSPEED. THE PILOT FLARED AT 50 FT, BUT SAID THE ROTOR RPM WAS TOO LOW AFTER AVOIDING TREES AND THE AIRCRAFT FELL THROUGH THE INITIAL COLLECTIVE PITCH PULL, STRIKING THE GROUND AND ROLLING OVER ON ITS RIGHT SIDE BEFORE COMING TO REST. NO DISCREPANCIES WERE FOUND DURING AN ENGINE RUN, OR WITH THE AIRFRAME OR FLIGHT CONTROLS.

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

OFF AIRPORT LANDING IN UNSUITABLE TERRAIN DUE TO AN UNDETERMINED POWER LOSS.

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