NTSB Identification: MIA85LA192A.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28650.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 1985 in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N156L
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.

TWO HELICOPTERS HAD JUST COMPLETED A MAIL DELIVERY OPERATION AS A FLT OF TWO. N159L HAD LANDED AND THE PLT LEFT THE ENG RUNNING SO AS TO LET THE ENG OPERATING TEMP STABILIZE. N156L APPROACHED IN A GROUND HOVER & COLLIDED WITH N159L. THE TWOPLT'S RECEIVED MINOR INJURIES. THE PLT OF N156L STATED A GUST OF WIND BLEW HIM INTO N159L. THE WINDS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WERE FROM 140 DEGS AT 6 KTS WITH NO GUSTS REPORTED.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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