NTSB Identification: LAX86LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32009.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 15, 1986 in WAIMEA, HI
Aircraft: BELL 206B-3, registration: N3179X
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

WHILE ON A LOCAL FLT, THE PLT DESCENDED TO APRX 500 FT AGL AND FLEW THE HELICOPTER ALONG A COASTAL AREA. HE REPORTED THE HELICOPTER SUDDENLY LOST POWER AND HE INITIATED AN AUTOROTATIVE LANDING TO THE BEACH WHERE THE HELICOPTER 'HAD A HARD LANDING.' AN EXAM REVEALED A CRACKED AND BROKEN PNEUMATIC LINE AT THE FUEL CONTROLLER.

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

PNEUMATIC SYSTEM..CRACKED



Contributing Factors

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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