NTSB Identification: MIA83LA069.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20706.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 29, 1983 in RIVERVIEW, FL
Aircraft: BELL 47G2, registration: N74822
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT HE LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT AFTER A BIRD HIT HIM ON THE RIGHT TEMPLE WHILE FLYING AT ABOUT 15 FEET ABOVE THE WATER. THE ACFT WAS TRAVELING AT ABOUT 50 MPH WHEN THE BIRD FLEW IN THROUGH LEFT DOOR OPENING. THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT AND IT THEN CRASHED INTO THE OCEAN.

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

PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BIRD(S)

Index for Jan1983 | Index of months