NTSB Identification: MIA87LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33194.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 25, 1987 in ROLLING FORK, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: BELL 47G-2, registration: N202CH
Injuries: 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 LANDING DOWNWIND, AT AN ALT OF APRX 20 FEET, THE HELICOPTER BEGAN TO SETTLE WITH POWER. THE PILOT THEN ATTEMPTED TO STOP THE DESCENT, HOWEVER, BECAUSE OF INSUFFICIENT ALT & AIRSPEED, WAS UNABLE. THE HELICOPTER THEN LANDED HARD, ROLLED OVER, AFTER WHICH, THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES STOPPED ROTATING AFTER CONTACT WITH THE GROUND.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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