NTSB Identification: FTW85LA268.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28051.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, June 28, 1985 in EUGENE ISLAND
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S-76, registration: N5404Y
Injuries: 3 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 HAD LANDED ON THE OFFSHORE HELIPORT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. THE S76 HELICOPTER ROLLED BACKWARD ON THE PLATFORM WITH THE HELICOPTER TILTING TO ITS RIGHT. THE COPLT EXITED THE ACFT AND FOUND THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR WHEEL OFF THE PLATFORM AND INTO THE DECK SAFETY NET. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO LIFT UP OFF THE PLATFORM BUT THE ACFT WENT OFF THE PLATFORM AND FELL INVERTED IN THE WATER ABOUT 100 FEET BELOW. THE COPLT HAD EXITED THE ACFT (PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT) AFTER INITIAL TOUCHDOWN. THE HELICOPTER WAS INTENTIONALLY LANDED ON THE FAR RIGHT (EAST) SIDE OF THE PLATFORM BECAUSE OF A BELL 206 WHICH WAS PARKED ON THE LEFT (WEST) SIDE OF THE PLATFORM.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

Index for Jun1985 | Index of months