NTSB Identification: CHI84LA311.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25174.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 25, 1984 in PLYMOUTH, MN
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE SA-341G, registration: N54PC
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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 CO-PLT, WHO HAD NO EXPERIENCE IN THIS MODEL ACFT, BEGAN A TRANSITION FROM HOVER TO CLIMB AND THE ACFT WENT INTO A RAPID ROTATION. BOTH PLTS WERE UNABLE TO STOP THE ROTATION AND WHEN THE PIC TRIED TO LAND, THE ACFT STRUCK RAISED RIDGESWITH THE LEFT SKID AND ROLLED OVER.

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

TAIL ROTOR/ANTI-TORQUE CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COLLECTIVE..IMPROPER USE OF..COPILOT/SECOND PILOT

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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