NTSB Identification: DEN84LA168.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25871.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Sunday, June 03, 1984 in ALCOVA, WY
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE SA316B, registration: N4997A
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.

PLT STATED THAT THE APPROACH AND LANDING WERE NORMAL UNTIL GROUND RESONANCE STARTED AND THE BRAKES DID NOT HOLD. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO PICK BACK UP TO A HOVER TO REPOSITION, BUT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE ACFT YAWED AND ROLLED TO THE LEFT ON NOSE. THE PLT STATED THAT HE 'WOULD PREFER TO BE ABLE TO FLY THE ALOUETTE III MORE OFTEN FOR PROFICIENCY.' THE ALOUETTE III MAIN ROTOR BLADES ROTATE IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF AMERICAN MANUFACTURED HELICOPTERS. THE PLT HAS LOGGED 8784 HRS IN AMERICAN MADE HELICOPTERS AND 20 HRS IN THE AEROSPATIALE HELICOPTERS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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