NTSB Identification: FTW84LA391.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27039.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 13, 1984 in SHIP SHOAL 241
Aircraft: BELL 206B III, registration: N22713
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PILOT HAD LANDED ON A OFFSHORE HELIDECK, WHICH HAD ONE AIRCRAFT PARKED ON IT. AFTER THE PASSENGERS WERE CLEAR OF THE AIRCRAFT, THE PILOT PICKED THE AIRCRAFT UP TO A HOVER. DURING THE HOVER, THE PILOT ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO DRIFT SLIGHTLY AND ONE SKID STRUCK A HATCH COVER THAT PROTRUDED 8.5' ABOVE THE HELIDECK, ABOUT 3.5' INBOARD OF THE EDGE.AS THE SKID HIT THE HATCH COVER, THE AIRCRAFT PIVOTED AROUND THE CONTACT POINT AND ENTERED DYNAMIC ROLLOVER. THE AIRCRAFT SUBSEQUENTLY ROLLED OFF THE DECK AND CRASHED ONTO A LOWER LEVEL OF THE OIL RIG.

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

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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