NTSB Identification: FTW84LA316.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25161.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, July 21, 1984 in HIGH ISL BLK298
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N2133L
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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 HELICOPTER SKID CONTACTED A NET FENCE AROUND THE LANDING PLATFORM ON AN OIL RIG. THE SAFETY NET BROKE AND THE ACFT ROCKED OVER THE SIDE OF THE PLATFORM. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO AUTOROTATE INTO THE WATER. THE LANDING WAS HARD AND ONE FLOATSEPARATED. THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER AND LATER SANK IN 200 FT OF WATER.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,ROUGH


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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