NTSB Identification: LAX86FUG04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30862.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 02, 1986 in CORONA, CA
Aircraft: ROTORWAY SCORPION 133, registration: NONE
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 PLT STATED HE WAS 'RUNNING UP THE ENGINE' AFTER MAKING SOME ADJUSTMENTS. THE HELICOPTER WAS TIED DOWN WHEN THE PLT LIFTED OFF TO A 5 TO 6 FT HOVER. THE HELICOPTER TIPPED TO THE RIGHT, THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES CONTACTED THE TERRAIN AND THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER. THE PLT EXITED THE ACFT WHICH WAS SUBSEQUENTLY DESTROYED BY A FIRE ORIGINATING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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