NTSB Identification: FTW87LA220.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36634.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 16, 1987 in GULF OF MEXICO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N2206F
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.

WHILE DEPARTING FROM AN OFF-SHORE OIL PLATFORM IN THE GULF OF MEXICO, THE HELICOPTER ENG LOST POWER. THE PLT INITIATED AN AUTOROTATION & MADE A MAYDAY CALL, BUT DID NOT GET THE EMERG FLOATS INFLATED BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN IN THE WATER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE HELICOPTER SANK & WAS NOT RECOVERED.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED



Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH

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