NTSB Identification: NYC86IA109.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31518.
Incident occurred Thursday, March 20, 1986 in ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S-76, registration: N38
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

DURING A PREFLIGHT EXAMINATION OF A SIKORSKY S76 THE INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT DISCOVERED A HOLE IN THE LEADING EDGE OF THE PYLON ABOVE THE INTERMEDIATE GEAR BOX AND SCUFF MARK ON THE MAIN ROTOR BLADE CAPS. THE INSTRUCTOR AND STUDENT HAD JUST COMPLETED A 2.1 HR TRAINING SESSION THAT CONSISTED OF 18 TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS, AND WERE ABOUT TO BEGIN A SECOND SESSION WHEN THE DAMAGE WAS DISCOVERED. THE TIME OF DAMAGE OCCURRENCE IS UNKNOWN.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..MISJUDGED..DUAL STUDENT


Contributing Factors

VERTICAL STABILIZER SURFACE..PENETRATED

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