NTSB Identification: MIA87LA133.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33017.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 11, 1987 in MIAMI, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: BELL 206L, registration: N16780
Injuries: 1 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.

UNLICENSED PILOT LOST CONTROL OF HELICOPTER WHILE IN HOVER WHILE ATTEMPTING TO STEAL THE HELICOPTER. THE AIRCRAFT CRASHED TO EARTH AND ROLLED OVER. THE PILOT WAS ON PROBATION FOR ATTEMPTING TO STEAL A HELICOPTER ON A PREVIOUS OCCASION. THE PLT RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES IN THE ACC.

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

TOTAL..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

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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