NTSB Identification: LAX86MA050B.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29320.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, November 30, 1985 in SAN PEDRO, CA
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N5759Y
Injuries: 1 Fatal,4 Serious,7 Minor.

NTSB investigators traveled in support of this investigation and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

TWO BELL 206L'S (N3913Z OPRD BY HELITRANS, N5759Y OPRD BY ISLAND EXPRESS) DEPTD AVALON 2 MIN APART ON FLTS TO SAN PEDRO.ARR ROUTE AT DESTN WAS OVR A RVR WITH ANGLING FNL ACPH ARND A FLOATING RESTAURANT (FR). HELIPORT (HP) WAS IN CONGESTED AREA NR BRIDGE, BLDG, BOAT DOCK. EACH PLT MADE REQD RDO CALL ON UNICOM FREQ, 2.5 MI OUT; CHNGD TO 123.30 MHZ BTN RVR MOUTH & HP TO CHK ON FLYING AT ANOTHER OPR'S LOCATION; CHNGD BACK TO UNICOM; EXCEPT PLT OF N5759Y ALSO CHKD IN ON HIS COFREQ. AS 1ST FLT (N3913Z) ARR, BOAT WAS DOCKING, PLT MADE GO-ARND, BUT DIDN'T MAKE RDO CALL. AS N3913Z WAS ON 2ND APCH, N5759Y CONVERGED FM DRCTN OF SETTING SUN IN L TURN ARND FR & ACFT COLLIDED. NEITHER PLT CALLED FNL APCH. N5759Y CRASHED IN WTR; N3913Z HIT EDGE OF HP, ROLLED OVR. PAX IN N5759Y HAD PRBLM EGRESSING; INADEQ BRIEFING BFR FLT. HP OWNER (LA PORTAUTHORITY) DIDN'T PROVIDE RSTRCTNS OF OPRG PERMITS TO OPRS. OPRS DIDN'T ABIDE BY HP OWNER'S 5 MIN SEPN RULE. MIN OVRSGHTBY FAA & CA DEPT OF AERONAUTICS. PLT OF 3913Z LACKED 10 HRS OF REQD TRNG. THE HP WAS CERTIFIED FOR SEAPLANE OPN.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

PASSENGER BRIEFING..INADEQUATE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURE INADEQUATE..COMPANY/OPERATOR MANAGEMENT


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURE INADEQUATE..OTHER PERSON


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..OTHER INSTITUTION


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE SURVEILLANCE OF OPERATION..FAA(ORGANIZATION)


Contributing Factors

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RADIO COMMUNICATIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT/FACILITIES..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT/FACILITIES..CONGESTED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..VEHICLE



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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