NTSB Identification: FTW85FA044.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26967.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Monday, November 12, 1984 in E CAMERON BLK 2
Aircraft: Bell 206L-1, registration: N514EH
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

TOTAL LOSS OF PWR OCCURRED JUST AFTER LIFT OFF FROM 130 FT HIGH DRILL RIG PLATFORM IN GULF OF MEXICO. PLT ENTERED AUTOROTATION BUT TOUCHDOWN WAS HARD DURING DITCHING RESULTING IN A ROLL OVER. POST ACCIDENT TESTING DID NOT REVEAL ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. EMERGENCY FLOATATION GEAR DID NOT FULLY INFLATE UNTIL THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER

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

TURBOSHAFT ENGINE..UNDETERMINED

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED




Contributing Factors

ROTOR RPM..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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