NTSB Identification: FTW85LA129.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28531.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 27, 1985 in BETHANY, OK
Aircraft: Rotorway EXEC, registration: N3071
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.
THE OWNER/BUILDER HAD A SINGLE ENGINE, MULTI-ENGINE, LAND RATING, BUT DID NOT HAVE A HELICOPTER RATING. WHILE PRACTICING HOVER FLT IN HIS EXPERIMENTAL HELICOPTER, HE UNEXPECTEDLY ALLOWED THE HELICOPTER TO REACH A HIGHER THAN NORMAL ALT. HE ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT THE SITUATION, BUT THE HELICOPTER CONTACTED THE GROUND IN A RIGHT BANK ATTITUDE WHILE IN A SIDE SLIP, THEN ROLLED OVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
PROPER ALTITUDE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN KIND OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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