NTSB Identification: MIA85LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27211.
Accident occurred Monday, January 28, 1985 in MIAMI, FL
Aircraft: BELL 47-G, registration: N17271
Injuries: 3 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 PLT STATED THE HELICOPTER GAINED TOO MUCH FORWARD SPEED BECAUSE OF GUSTY WINDS WHILE HE WAS MANEUVERING THE HELICOPTER TO THE REFUELING AREA. A HARD LANDING RESULTED AS THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO SLOW THE HELICOPTER TO AVOID CONTACTING REFUELING EQUIPMENT.

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

JUDGMENT..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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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