NTSB Identification: FTW85LA089.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27093.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, December 28, 1984 in HOUMA, LA
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N1075Y
Injuries: 5 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 DEPARTED INTO KNOWN BAD WX WITH LOW CEILINGS AND POOR VISIBILITY. VERY SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF THE PLT ELECTED TO RETURN TO THE ARPT. DURING A DESCENDING RIGHT TURN THE PLT BROKE OUT OF IMC AT A VERY LOW ALTITUDE. HE PULLEDCOLLECTIVE BUT STILL LANDED HARD IN UNIMPROVED TERRAIN OFF THE ARPT.

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:

WEATHER EVALUATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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