NTSB Identification: DEN84LA282.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28135.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 05, 1984 in COKEVILLE, WY
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE 316B ALOUETTE III, registration: N8266
Injuries: 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 PLT STATED THAT HE LOST TAILROTOR CONTROL WHILE MANEUVERING FOR A LANDING. HE ELECTED TO RETURN TO COKEVILLE AIRPORT AND MAKE THE LANDING. THE PLT EXECUTED AN AITOROTATION TO THE RUNWAY AND DURING THE LANDING FLARE, THE TAIL SKID STRUCK THE RUNWAY, STRAIGHTNING THE ACFT. THE ACFT LANDED HARD AND ROLLED OVER. POST CRASH EXAM OF THE WRECKAGE REVEALED THAT A SEPERATION HAD OCCURRED IN THE TAILROTOR CONTROL CABLE. THE CABLE WAS EXAMINED AND BORE EVIDENCE OF HAVING BEEN CUT BY A BLUNT INSTRUMENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL,TAIL ROTOR CABLE..FAILURE,TOTAL
AUTOROTATION..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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