NTSB Identification: FTW85LA241.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29040.
Accident occurred Friday, May 31, 1985 in FORT WORTH, TX
Aircraft: BELL 206-B, registration: N1072Y
Injuries: 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 ACFT WAS TAKING OFF ON A TEST FLT TO DETERMINE THE AFT C.G. LIMITS IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN STC MODIFICATION. AS THE ACFT WAS LIFTED OFF IN A FRONT SKIDS HIGH ATTITUDE, IT ENTERED AN UNCOMMANDED RIGHT ROLL. FULL LEFT CYCLIC WOULD NOT STOP THE ROLL AND THE ACFT ROLLED OVER. GUSTY WINDS AND MECHANICAL TURBULENCE FROM NEARBY BLDG'S CONTRIBUTED TO THE DYNAMIC ROLLOVER.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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

WIND INFORMATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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