NTSB Identification: MIA86LA004.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29528.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 05, 1985 in ISLAMORADA, FL
Aircraft: Bell 206L, registration: N60C
Injuries: 6 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.

AIRCRAFT WAS DITCHED IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AFTER LOSS OF ENGINE POWER. POST CRASH INSPECTION OF THE ENGINE AFTER RECOVERY FROM THE OCEAN REVEALED THJE PC OR COMPRESSOR PRESSURE AIR LINE HAD FAILED AT A 'B' NUT AT THE COMPRESSOR SCHROLL. WITH THIS LINE FAILED THE ENGINE WOULD NOT OPERATE ABOVE IDLE SPEED. METALLURGICAL EXAMINATION OF THE FAILED LINE REVEALED IT FAILED DUE TO FATIGUE WHICH WAS CAUSED BY THE LINE BEING MISALIGNED DURING INSTALLATION.

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

MISCELLANEOUS..FATIGUE


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