NTSB Identification: FTW84LA265.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25192.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 30, 1984 in VENICE, LA
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE AS 355 F ECUREUIL, registration: N5777J
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 LANDED TO SECURE A SEAT BELT FLAPPING ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE FUSELAGE. THE AREA CHOSEN FOR LANDING WAS SOFT AND THE ACFT BEGAN TO SETTLE INTO THE MUD. THE PLT INITIATED TAKEOFF AND WHEN THE ACFT FREED ITSELF FROM THE MUD IT STARTED SPINNING. THE PLT SAID HE LOWERED COLLECTIVE AND THE ACFT DESCENDED. UPON GROUND CONTACT IT ROLLED OVER. PLT RECOMMENDEDLANDING ON ONLY KNOWN GOOD SURFACE FOR PRECAUTIONARY LANDING.

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

ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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