NTSB Identification: NYC85LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28795.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 09, 1985 in S.WOODSTOCK, VT
Aircraft: ENSTROM 280C, registration: N5694Y
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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 HELICOPTER EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF RPM ON LIFTOFF AND RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE WHEN IT COLLIDED WITH A CHAIN LINK FENCE. THE PLT STATED THAT ON LIFTOFF TO APRX 50 FT AGL, THE RPM DROPPED OFF TO 2800 AND A LOSS OF CLIMB RESULTED. THE PLT DESCENDED IN AN ATTEMPT TO INCREASE THE ROTOR RPM, HOWEVER, IT WAS TOO LATE. THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH A CHAIN LINK FENCE.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ROTOR RPM..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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