NTSB Identification: MKC86LA199.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33355.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 25, 1986 in TEXARKANA, AR
Aircraft: BELL 206A, registration: N206DW
Injuries: 5 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 PILOT STATED THAT THE LEFT FRONT PASSENGER RAISED THE COLLECTIVE PITCH CONTROL BY MISTAKE WHILE TRYING TO OPEN THE CABIN DOOR. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE ROTOR SYSTEM WAS BETWEEN 65-70 N 1 , AND THE THROTTLE AT FLIGHT IDLE. WHEN THE HELICOPTER ACHIEVED HOVER IN-GROUND EFFECT AT THIS POINT, THE PILOT FURTHER STATED, HE PUSHED THE COLLECTIVE PITCH CONTROL DOWN AND THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED THE GROUND.

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

ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL,COLLECTIVE CONTROL..ENGAGED

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

ROTOR RPM..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COLLECTIVE..INADVERTENT USE..PASSENGER

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:

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..PERFORMED..PASSENGER

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

LIFT-OFF..INITIATED..PASSENGER



Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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