NTSB Identification: FTW87LA068.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33832.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 22, 1987 in NEW BRAUNFELS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N1082Z
Injuries: 3 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.

ACFT HAD BEEN PARKED IN AN OPEN FIELD AND WHEN THE PLT RETURNED HE NOTICED THAT THE LEFT SKID HAD SUNK INTO THE MUD. AFTER ENG START AND RUN UP, THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF WITH RIGHT CYCLIC APPLIED TO UN-STICK THE LEFT SKID. THE ACFT LIFTED OFF WITH A RIGHT ROLL VECTOR AND ENTERED DYNAMIC ROLL OVER. THE ROLL CONTINUED UNTIL THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES CONTACTED THE GROUND. THE ACFT CAME TO REST ON ITS RIGHT SIDE. THE PLT FLT TIME WAS NOT REPORTED.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,ROLLING MANEUVERS..EXTRANEOUS

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

LIFT-OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,SKID ASSEMBLY..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED

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