NTSB Identification: FTW83LA287.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23421.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 16, 1983 in FRISCO, TX
Aircraft: ENSTROM 280C, registration: N51738
Injuries: 3 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 PLT REPORTED THAT DURING FLT, THE LOW PRESSURE FUEL LIGHT ILLUMINATED & THE NOSE OF THE HELICOPTER YAWED TO THE LEFT AS IF THE ENG HAD LOST POWER. HE MADE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN A SOFT, PLOWED FIELD WITH A FORWARD SPEED OF ABOUT 10 TO 15 MPH. DURING THE LANDING, THE NOSE OF THE HELICOPTER DIPPED DOWN AS THE SKIDS SANK IN THE PLOWED GROUND. THE PLT APPLIED AFT CYCLIC TO STOP THE NOSE DOWN MOTION & THE MAIN ROTORS IMPACTED THE TAIL BOOM. AN EXAM OF THE HELICOPTER REVEALED NO PREIMPACT, MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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