NTSB Identification: ATL85FA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29417.
Accident occurred Monday, July 15, 1985 in ANNEVILLE, KY
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N16646
Injuries: 2 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 PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FAILURE FOLLOWED BY A LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. AN EMERGENCY AUTOROTATION LANDING WAS ATTEMPTED IN A PASTURE AND DURING THE LANDING THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. POST CRASH EXAMINATION REVEALED THAT THE HYDRAULIC FLUID HAD LEAKED OUT OF THE SYSTEM. HOWEVER, NO PRE-EXISTING FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION IN THE POWERPLANT SYSTEM COULD BE FOUND WHICH WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN A LOSS OF POWER. DURING ENGINE TEST RUN THE ENGINE OPERATED TO MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS.

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

AUTOROTATION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL




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