NTSB Identification: MIA85FA191.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28865.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, June 13, 1985 in SILVER SPRINGS, FL
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE SA316B, registration: N49550
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT OF THE HELICOPTER ON AN ON DEMAND AIR TAXI MEDEVAC FLT ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WX CONDITIONS AND ATTMEPTED TO MAINTAIN VFR FLT IN IMC CONDITIONS. HE DESCENDED AND STRUCK A TREE CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. HE THEN MADE A FORCED LANDING AND THE MEDEVAC PATIENT WAS TRANSPORTED BY GROUND VEHICLE.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND



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