NTSB Identification: MKC85LA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25994.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 28, 1984 in STORM LAKE, IA
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S58J, registration: N62243
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Minor,1 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.

A PASSENGER WAS BEING TRANSPORTED FROM A BOAT TO SHORE. THE PLT LOWERED A WHEEL STRUT TO THE BOAT FOR THE BOARDING AND SAYS HE RECEIVED A RADIO CALL FROM THE PASSENGER SAYING, 'OK I'M READY LET'S GO.' THE PLT ASSUMED THAT HE WAS INSIDE THE ACFT AND A CLIMB WAS INITIATED. AT APRX 80 FT AGL THE PASSENGER, HANGING ON THE STRUT OUTSIDE THE CABIN, LOST HIS HOLD AND SLIPPED OFF INTO THE WATER.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PASSENGER

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PASSENGER

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

COMMUNICATIONS..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..POOR..OTHER CREWMEMBER

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

CREW/GROUP COORDINATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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