NTSB Identification: NYC86LA113.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32357.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 27, 1986 in RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ
Aircraft: ENSTROM F-28C, registration: N60PB
Injuries: 2 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.

A WEIGHT IMBALANCE, THEN A SPLIT NEEDLE, CAUSED THE PLT TO ABORT 2 PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS TO DEPART. CONDITIONS WERE CORRECTED & THE HELICOPTER DEPARTED THE WATERFRONT HELIPAD. AS IT WENT OVER THE WATER, THE PLT NOTED A LOSS OF ENG POWER. HE TRIED TO RETURN TO THE HELIPAD, BUT THE ROTOR RPM CONTINUED TO DECAY & THE HELICOPTER SETTLED INTO THE WATER & SANK. THE PLT & PASSENGER ESCAPED WITHOUT INJURY.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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