NTSB Identification: FTW86LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31432.
Accident occurred Monday, July 14, 1986 in CONROE, TX
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N352AT
Injuries: 2 Serious,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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE LOST TAIL ROTOR CONTROL DURING THE TRANSITION PART OF THE TAKEOFF. AS THE HELICOPTER ROTATED TO THE RIGHT, THE PILOT REDUCED POWER AND PULLED IN COLLECTIVE BEFORE IMPACT. EXAMINATION OF THE TAIL ROTOR SHOWED NO EVIDENCE OF ANY TAIL ROTOR FAILURE.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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