NTSB Identification: FTW84LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23487.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 18, 1983 in CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
Aircraft: AEROSPATIALE AS-355E, registration: N813DB
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 WAS CONDUCTING ANTI-TORQUE FAILURE TRAINING DURING A RUN-ON LANDING AT 30-35 MPH. WHEN FORWARD CYCLIC WAS APPLIED TO CORRECT THE NOSE UP ATTITUDE, THE REAR SKID TOUCHED DOWN CAUSING THE NOSE TO GO LOW. AFT CYCLIC WAS APPLIED, ALLOWING THE TAIL BOOM TO CONTACT THE GROUND WITH SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF T/R CONTROL. THE HELICOPTER THEN SPUN AROUND TO THELEFT BEFORE SETTLING ON THE SKIDS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CYCLIC..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..SIMULATED..PILOT IN COMMAND
RUN ON LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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