NTSB Identification: ATL85LA195.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28541.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 09, 1985 in WINGATE, NC
Aircraft: Hughes 269C, registration: N9588F
Injuries: 2 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 PLT & PASSENGER CONSUMED SEVERAL BEERS SHORTLY BEFORE BOARDING THE HELICOPTER FOR A FLT IN THE LOCAL AREA. THE FLT LASTED APRX 15 MIN. THE PASSENGER REPORTED THAT DURING A LANDING, THE SKID ON THE RIGHT SIDE CONTACTED THE GROUND CAUSING THE HELICOPTER TO ROLL TO THE RIGHT. THE OWNER OF THE HELICOPTER STATED THAT THE PLT HAD BEEN EMPLOYED ON A PART TIME BASIS TO GIVE FLT INSTRUCTION, BUT HE (THE PLT) WAS NOT AUTHORIZED TO TAKE THE HELICOPTER ON THIS FLT.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STOLEN AIRCRAFT/UNAUTHORIZED USE..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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