NTSB Identification: MIA83FA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20449.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 29, 1983 in TALLAHASSEE, FL
Aircraft: MBB SCORPION TOO, registration: N5459G
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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.

THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH TREES WHILE ON A LOCAL PERSONAL FLIGHT. ACCORDING TO WITNESSES THE ACFT WAS FLYING LOW OVERTHE TREES. SEVERAL LOUD BACKFIRES WERE HEARD AND THE HELICOPTER CRASHED IN A WOODED AREA. THE ACFT DESCENDED ALMOST VERTICALLY WITH THE FUSELAGE IN A FLAT LEVEL ATTITUDE. THE LEFT CARBURETOR WAS FOUND SEPARATED AT THE FLOATING FLANGE AND INTAKE MANIFOLD. THE SPARK PLUGS SHOWED EVIDENCE OF LEAN MIXTURE AND HOT COMBUSTION ASSOCIATED WITH INTAKE MANIFOLD LEAKAGE.

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

FUEL SYSTEM,CARBURETOR..SEPARATION

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

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AUTOROTATION..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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