NTSB Identification: ATL84LA226.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25293.
Accident occurred Friday, July 20, 1984 in TAMS, WV
Aircraft: BELL 204 UH 1B, registration: N91307
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.

AN OVER GROSS TAKEOFF WAS ATTEMPTED FROM A 500 FT LONG ZONE. TRANSLATIONAL LIFT WAS NOT ACHIEVED AND ROTOR RPM DETERIORATED. THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH TREES, CRASHED & BURNED. THE PLT STATED THAT THE WIND MAY HAVE SHIFTED DURING HIS TAKEOFF.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,TAKEOFF CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

ROTOR RPM..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER CLIMB RATE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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