NTSB Identification: CHI85LA310.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29873.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 21, 1985 in MILFORD, MI
Aircraft: Enstrom 280C, registration: N556H
Injuries: 2 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 PILOT MADE A 'STEEP APPROACH' TO A HOVER OVER A BOAT CHANNEL AND THEN LD IN THE YARD OF A RESIDENCE. HE THEN PICKED UP A 270 ID PAX FLEW A SHORT FLT AND WAS REFUELED WITH 25 GALS OF FUEL. AFTER ANOTHER SHORT FLT THE PILOT RETURNED TO THE CHANNEL AND PERFORMED ANOTHER STEEP APPROACH. HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE DESCENT AND SETTLED INTO THE WATER.

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

LEVEL OFF..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ROTOR RPM..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ADEQUATE ROTOR RPM..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DESCENT..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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