NTSB Identification: CHI85FA301.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29275.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 20, 1985 in BROOK, IN
Aircraft: BELL 47G2A1, registration: N1345A
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 Serious.

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 HELICOPTER CONTACTED THE TERRAIN IN A FLAT ATTITUDE AND ROLLED OVER DURING AN AUTOROTATIVE LANDING. A WITNESS STATED AN AUTOROTATION WAS ENTERED AT 800 FT AGL DURING WHICH THE PLT MADE A 360 DEG DESCENDING TURN. AN APPLICATION OF PWR WAS HEARD AT AN ALT OF APRX 300 FT AGL, HOWEVER, THE ACFT CONTACTED THE TERRAIN BEFORE A FULL RECOVERY WAS MADE.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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