NTSB Identification: CHI86FEX03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31968.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 15, 1985 in MCCORDSVILLE, IN
Aircraft: BELL H13G, registration: N73550
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 HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER AFTER THE MAIN ROTOR BLADES CONTACTED THE TERRAIN DURING AN ATTEMPT TO LAND FROM A HOVER. THE PLT HAD A STUDENT PLT AIRPLANE CERTIFICATE AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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