NTSB Identification: NYC88LA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37662.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 24, 1987 in BEVERLY, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N3888Q
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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.

THE HELICOPTER WAS ON A NORMAL APPROACH TO BEVERLY AIRPORT AND WAS CLEARED TO CROSS RUNWAY 27 FROM THE SOUTHEAST. THE PILOT ENTERED AN AUTOROTATION BUT REALIZED THAT THE GROUND WAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND WAS VERY MUDDY. IN AN ATTEMPT TO SHIFT DIRECTIONS AT THE LAST MINUTE, THE HELICOPTER IMPACTED ON A SOFT MUDDY SLOPE.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND




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