NTSB Identification: CHI87DER06.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35088.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 14, 1987 in NEW PRAGUE, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: BELL 47G-2A, registration: N6786D
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

AFTER ABOUT A 5 MIN FLIGHT, THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH THE GROUND DURING A DOWNWIND TURN ON AN AGRICULTURAL TURNAROUND. IMPACT WAS ON A HEADING OF 210 DEGREES. WIND WAS FROM 326 DEGREES AT 14 KTS, GUSTS TO 22 KTS. NO EVIDENCE WAS FOUND OF POWERPLANT, FLIGHT CONTROL, STRUCTURAL, OR SYSTEM MALFUNCTION DURING THE ON-SITE OR SUBSEQUENT AIRFRAME AND ENGINE EXAMINATION.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..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

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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