NTSB Identification: NYC86LA061.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29929.
Accident occurred Monday, January 13, 1986 in ATKINSON, NH
Aircraft: BELL 47J2A, registration: N888EN
Injuries: 2 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.

PILOT STATED HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO POSITION THE BELL 47 HELICOPTER ON A SMALL PAD. THIS PAD WAS TOO NARROW TO ACCOMMODATE THIS ACFT AND THE RIGHT SKID SLIPPED OFF THE PLATFORM. THE PILOT THEN REQUESTED HIS PASSENGER TO DEPLANE. AFTER THE PILOT DETERMINED THAT THERE WAS NO DAMAGE TO THE ACFT AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO REPOSITION THE ACFT. AT A HOVER OF APPROX 3 FT, THE ACFT STARTED TO ROTATE ABOUT ITS MAST AND HYDRAULIC ASSIST ON THE CYCLIC APPEARED TO HAVE BEEN LOST.THE PILOT ALSO LOST PEDAL CONTROL. THE PILOT THEN LANDED HARD, AND EXITED THE ACFT. SHORTLY THEREAFTER THE ACFT ERUPTED IN FLAMES AND WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. NEITHER PILOT OR PASSENGER WERE INJURED.

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

AIRPORT/FACILITIES..INADEQUATE

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

IMPROPER USE OF EQUIPMENT/AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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