NTSB Identification: DEN87LA247.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34778.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 30, 1987 in GRAND JUNCTION, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B1, registration: N7806S
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.

THE PLT WAS PRACTICING SOME HELICOPTER MANEUVERS IN PREPARATION FOR TAKING AN FAA FLT EXAMINATION. DURING ONE OF HIS MANEUVERS THE HELICOPTER'S MAIN ROTOR BLADES STRUCK THE GROUND CAUSING THE ACFT TO CRASH. A POST ACCIDENT FIRE ERRUPTED AND DESTROYED THE HELICOPTER.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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