NTSB Identification: FTW84LA266.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25224.
Accident occurred Friday, June 08, 1984 in MILTON, LA
Aircraft: BELL 212, registration: N1082G
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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 PILOT HAD CONSUMED ALCOHOL IN 2 DIFFERENT BARS PRIOR TO THE FLT. HE TOOK THE HELICOPTER WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION & DEPARTED WITH 2 PASSENGERS THAT HE HAD MET IN A BAR. HE STATED THAT HE WAS RETURNING TO THE ARPT WHEN HE EXPERIENCED AN UNUSUAL OSCILLATION IN THE YAW AXIS WHICH WAS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY THE HELICOPTER 'TUCKING' AND THEN IT ENTERED A DESCENDING RIGHT TURN. THE PLT TOOK CORRECTIVE ACTION. HOWEVER, THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY TOUCHED DOWN HARD IN A PLOWED FIELD, A SKID COLLAPSED & THE ACFT ROLLED OVER. AN EXAM OF THE HELICOPTER REVEALED NO EVIDENCE OF A PREIMPACT MECHANICALMALFUNCTION OR FAILURE THAT WOULD HAVE PREVENTED NORMAL OPERATION. A BREATHILIZER TEST SHOWED AN ETHYL ALCOHOL CONCENTRATION OF 0.13%.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ROTOR RPM..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


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