NTSB Identification: FTW85LA315.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29063.
Accident occurred Friday, August 09, 1985 in DAMON, TX
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N22952
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT EXPERIENCED AN ENG DECELERATION TO FLT IDLE WHILE CRUISING 1000 MSL. HE AUTOROTATED INTO TREES IN A HEAVILY WOODED AREA. A SUBSEQUENT ENG DISASSEMBLY AND EXAMINATION REVEALED THE PWR CONTROL LINE, P/N 6848471-B, WAS BROKEN AT ITS ATTACHING 'B' NUT SLEEVE. THIS CAN CAUSE THE ENG TO DECELERATE TO FLT IDLE FROM A CRUISE PWR SETTING. FURTHER DISASSEMBLY REVEALED NO OTHER PROBLEM WHICH COULD CAUSE THIS TO OCCUR.

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY,OTHER..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..NONE SUITABLE

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