NTSB Identification: ATL83LLQ02
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, October 31, 1982 in WITTENSVILLE, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/1983
Aircraft: VANHOOSE/SCORPIO EXECUTIVE, registration: N12KW
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PILOT STATED THAT ON HIS APPROACH FOR LANDING A GUST OF WIND CAUSED THE HELICOPTER TO CLIMB AND THEN DESCEND RAPIDLY. DURING THIS TIME THE PILOT STATED HE APPLIED POWER AND AT THE SAME TIME KEPT ADDING MORE AND MORE COLLECTIVE, BUT THE HELICOPTER KEPT SINKING AND CRASHED. AFTER IMPACT, THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER ON ITS RIGHT SIDE.

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

VFR PROCEDURES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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