NTSB Identification: FTW83FA017B
Nonscheduled 14 CFR Part 135: Air Taxi & Commuter
Accident occurred Monday, October 18, 1982 in GULF OF MEXICO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/18/1983
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N9914K
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

N55AL HAD DEPARTED VERMILLION BLOCK 84 AT ABOUT 0956 ENROUTE TO VERMILLION BLOCK 39 WITH AN ETA OF 1010. THE PLT CALLED AT ABOUT 1011 STATING HE WOULD BE LANDING IN ABOUT 1 MINUTE. N9914K HAD DEPARTED VERMILLION BLOCK 64 AT ABOUT 1010 ENROUTE TO VERMILLION BLOCK 60. THE COLLISION OCCURRED ABOUT 24 MI SW OF INTERCOASTAL CITY, LA.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT

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