NTSB Identification: ATL85LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26881.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 18, 1984 in CORNELIUS, NC
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE SA341G, registration: N49534
Injuries: 3 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITH THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COMPANY ACTING AS PIC AND THE COMPANY PLT ACTING AS CO-PLT, THE ACFT APPROCAHED THE OPERATOR'S SLIGHTLY ELEVATED HELIPAD. ACCORDING TO PAX STATEMENTS, THE ACFT LANDED HARD, BOUNCED INTO THE AIR AND BEGAN SPINNING COUNTER-CLOCKWISE. THE CO-PLT ASSURED THAT FULL RIGHT PEDAL WAS APPLIED AND THEN TOOK OVER CONTROL FROM THE PIC. AFTER 3 TO 5 COMPLETE ROTATIONS, THE C0-PLT BOTTOMED THE COLLECTIVE AND LANDED RIGHT SKID FIRST ON THE UNEVEN TERRAIN. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION REPORTED OR DISCOVERED. SURFACE WINDS WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND





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