NTSB Identification: FTW83LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21827.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Thursday, January 27, 1983 in GRAND ISLE B43Q
Aircraft: BELL 206L-1, registration: N5012T
Injuries: 2 Minor,2 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.

DUE TO THE LOCATION OF A GAS SEPARATOR, THE PLT STARTED TO TAKEOFF FROM AN OIL RIG PLATFORM WITH A LEFT CROSS- WIND AT APRX 30 KTS, GUSTING 35 TO 40 KTS. AFTER LIFTING OFF TO A HOVER, WIND GUSTS WERE ENCOUNTERED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ACFT TURNED 10 TO 15 DEG LEFT & BANKED APRX 10 DEG TO THE RIGHT. HE REPORTED THAT THE GUSTS LET UP SLIGHTLY & THE ACFT STABILIZED (LEVEL) MOMENTARILY, THEN ADDITIONAL GUSTS WERE ENCOUNTERED. HE STATED THAT THE ACFT ROLLED APRX 15 DEG RIGHT WHEN HE RAN OUT OF LEFT CYCLIC. REPORTEDLY, HE LOWERED THE COLLECTIVE, BUT NOT BEFORE DYNAMIC ROLLOVER COULD BE AVOIDED.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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