NTSB Identification: FTW84LA299.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25138.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 03, 1984 in E BRAKE BLK 397
Aircraft: BELL 222UT, registration: N222PV
Injuries: 5 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.

WHILE IN A HOVERING APPROACH TO LAND ON THE DECK OF AN OIL PLATFORM IN THE GULF OF MEXICO A PIECE OF PLASTIC SHEETING FLEW UP FROM THE PLATFORM INTO THE TAIL ROTOR BLADES. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SLID IN TO A BUILDING ON THE DECK FOLLOWING A HOVERING AUTOROTATION.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE OBJECTS

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

FOREIGN OBJECT

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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