NTSB Identification: MIA87FA176.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34256.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 10, 1987 in WINTER HAVEN, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N3177L
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT ON SHORT FINAL APPROACH THE ENGINE BEGAN SURGING AND LOSING POWER. HE ATTEMPTED TO STRETCH THE GLIDE AND THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD, SHORT OF THE INTENDED POINT OF TOUCHDOWN. THE ENGINE WAS REMOVED, EXAMINED, PARTIALLY DISASSEMBLED AND TEST RUN. NO REASON FOR THE POWER LOSS COULD BE DETERMINED.

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

TURBOSHAFT ENGINE..LOSS,PARTIAL

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

TURBOSHAFT ENGINE..UNDETERMINED

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