NTSB Identification: LAX85LA323.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30265.
Accident occurred Friday, July 19, 1985 in SODA SPRINGS, CA
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N7910J
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ON JULY 19,1985 A BELL 206B LOST CONTROL WHILE MANEUVERING NEAR SODA SPRINGS,CA.THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED AND THE TWO PILOTS SUSTAINED SERIOUS INJURIES. THE REPOTED HE WAS MANEUVERING AT 30 MPH LOOKING FOR SHEEP IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN WHEN HE EXPERIENCED A SUDDEN UNCOMMANDED YAW TO THE RIGHT,LOST CONTROL AND DESCENDED UNCONTROLLED INTO THE TERRAIN.HE ATTRIBUTED THE LOSS OF CONTROLLED INTO THE TERRAIN.HE ATTRIBUTED THE LOSS OF CONTROL AS A LOSS OF TAIL ROTOR EFFECTIVENESS. HE REPORTED NO MECHANICAL DIFFICULTIES PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRSPEED(VMC)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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