NTSB Identification: DEN85LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27189.
Accident occurred Monday, February 18, 1985 in STEAMBOAT SPRNG, CO
Aircraft: HILLER FH-1100, registration: N4035G
Injuries: 1 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.

PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO TEST THE HELICOPTER AFTER AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. THE PLT FLEW THE ACFT FOR APRX 1 HOUR FROM THE LEFT SEAT WITH THE ACFT OWNER IN THE RIGHT SEAT BEFORE THE OWNER DEPLANED THE ACFT AND THE PLT MOVED INTO THE RIGHT SEAT. PLT STATED THAT ON TAKEOFF THE HELICOPTER BEGAN MOVING TO THE RIGHT BECAUSE OF THE RIGHT CG. (PLT WEIGHT WAS 251 LBS.) HE WAS UNABLE TO MOVE THE CYCLIC FAR ENOUGH TO THE LEFT TO COUNTERACT THE MOVEMENT BECAUSE HIS LEG WAS RESTRICTING THE TRAVEL. THE RIGHT SKID CONTACTED THE GROUND AND THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER TO THE RIGHT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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