NTSB Identification: SEA83LA011
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 23, 1982 in HILLSBORO, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/23/1983
Aircraft: BRANTLY 305, registration: N16616
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.

THE TAIL SKID HIT THE GROUND HARD DURING LANDING. THIS CAUSED THE HELICOPTER TO BOUNCE, AND THE LEFT WHEEL CONTACTED THE GROUND CAUSING THE HELICOPTER TO TURN SIDEWAYS. THE MAIN ROTOR CONTACTED THE TAIL ROTOR, DESTROYING BOTH TAIL AND MAIN ROTOR BLADES.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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