NTSB Identification: CHI84LA209.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24290.
Accident occurred Friday, May 25, 1984 in MARTIN, MI
Aircraft: ENSTROM F-28A, registration: N490H
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 PLT HAD LANDED ON A DRAGSTRIP AFTER HE ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WX. WHEN THE WX IMPROVED, HE TOOK OFF & ATTEMPTED TO DEPART OVER A BLEACHER AREA. THE PLT HAD DIFFICULTY CLIMBING OVER THE BLEACHERS & SAID 'NOTICED RPM AT 2700, HELICOPTER IN A TURN.' HE LOWERED THE COLLECTIVE SLIGHTLY TO RECOVER, THE HELICOPTER CONTINUED TO TURN & HE DECIDED TO RETURN TO THE DRAGSTRIP, IF POSSIBLE. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE RIGHT SKID HIT A GUARD RAIL & THE HELICOPTER CRASH LANDED.

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

ROTOR RPM..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

CLIMB..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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