NTSB Identification: MIA84LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24079.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 04, 1984 in FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Aircraft: HEINEMANN ROTORWAY EXECUTIVE, registration: N44818
Injuries: 1 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.

THE COMMERCIAL/ATP PLT WAS NOT RATED FOR HELICOPTERS. HE STATED THAT 'WHILE IN FLT POSITION' TO CHECK THE CYCLIC PRESSURES, A STRONG GUST OF WIND LIFTED THE HELICOPTER OFF THE GROUND & ROLLED IT OVER ON ITS SIDE. HE BELIEVED THAT THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED IF THE HELICOPTER HAD BEEN FACING THE WIND. APRX 5 MI NORTHWEST AT THE FT LAUDERDALE-HOLLYWOOD INTERL AIRPORT, THE WIND WAS FROM 110 DEG AT 8 KTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LIFT-OFF..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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