NTSB Identification: FTW83LA247.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22975.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 25, 1983 in BEAUMONT, TX
Aircraft: FAIRCHILD HILLER FH-1100, registration: N543FH
Injuries: 4 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 HELICOPTER WAS DAMAGED IN AN EMERGENCY LANDING IN A STREET. THE ACFT HAD JUST TAKEN OFF FROM AN ADJOINING PARKING LOT IN A SHOPPING CENTER. ACCORDING THE PLT THE ACFT LOST ROTOR RPM AT 150-175 FT DURING CLIMB AFTER TAKEOFF AND WENT INTO A 'SETTLING WITH POWER SITUATION.' DURING THE LANDING THE ACFT BOUNCED AND SKIDDED INTO A BUILDING.

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

ROTOR RPM..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..BUILDING(NONRESIDENTIAL)

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