NTSB Identification: FTW84IA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23392.
Incident occurred Tuesday, November 08, 1983 in CAMERON, LA
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S76A, registration: N5444X
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE HELICOPTER WAS ON INITIAL CLIMB WHEN THE #1 ENGINE FAILED EXPLOSIVLY. A POST EXPLOSION FIRE ENSUED AND BOTH FIRE BOTTLES WERE UTILIZED TO NO AVAIL. DURING LANDING THE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT SETTLED ON ITS BELLY. THE CAUSE OF THE ENGINE FAILURE IS UNDETERMINED.

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

LANDING GEAR,GEAR LOCKING MECHANISM..NOT ENGAGED

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

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

ENGINE ASSEMBLY..FIRE

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