NTSB Identification: MIA83LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21264.
Accident occurred Monday, January 10, 1983 in NEW SMYRNA BCH, FL
Aircraft: ENSTROM F-28A, registration: N278Q
Injuries: 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.

THE NEWLY PURCHASED HELICOPTER WAS BEING FERRIED TO MARYLAND. DURING ARRIVAL TO NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL, THE 1ST PLANNED STOP, THE PLT EXECUTED A LANDING APPROACH TO RWY 2. AFTER COMING TO A HOVER, THE HELICOPTER LOST ROTOR RPM DURING A PEDAL TURN TO A DOWNWIND HEADING. AN IMMEDIATE APPLICATION OF POWER FAILED TO PREVENT THE RIGHT SKID FROM CONTACTING THE GROUND AND THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER ON ITS SIDE. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE WIND HAD SWUNG THE TAILBOOM TO THE LEFT BEFORE ROTOR RPM WAS LOST. HE REPORTED THE WIND WAS FROM 020 DEG AT 10 GUSTING 15 KTS. AT DAYTONA BEACH, FL (15 MI NNW), THE WIND AT 1347 EST WAS FROM 350 DEG AT 6 KTS.

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

ADEQUATE ROTOR RPM..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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