NTSB Identification: FTW84LA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23970.
Accident occurred Friday, January 13, 1984 in VENCIE, LA
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N5759M
Injuries: 5 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.
ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE TOOK OFF FROM A CAME SITE TO PICK UP DUCK HUNTERS AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS. DURING THE FLT, HE ENCOUNTERED FOG & TURNED TOWARD VENICE, LA TO LAND. HE THEN SAW AN OIL FIELD STRUCTURE & SOME LAND & ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. WHILE MAKING AN OVER WATER APCH, HE WAS LOOKING AT THE OIL FIELD STRUCTURE & THE BANK WHEN THE HELICOPTER TOUCHED DOWN IN THE WATER & ROLLED OVER. THE OCCUPANTS WERE RESCUED BY DUCK HUNTERS IN THE AREA. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE VISIBILITY WAS ABOUT 300 FT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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