NTSB Identification: FTW80FA112
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of ENERGY HELICOP
Aircraft: AEROSPATIAL AS350, registration: N3602V

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3692   80/9/3  NR.PATTERSON,LA       AEROSPATIAL AS350   CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 38, 2687
        TIME - 0945                    N3602V              PX-  0  0  1  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 44 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PLATFORM 384                PATTERSON,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           DITCHING                                                 LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           POWERPLANT - TURBINE ASSEMBLY: BEARING,SHAFT
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - MATERIAL FAILURE
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO FOLLOW APPROVED PROCEDURES,DIRECTIVES,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - IMPROPER EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- NO.2 BEARING.ONE FLOAT ACTIVATED ELECTRICALLY.PLT HAD TO SWIM INTO HELO TO ACTIVATE OTR MANUALLY.

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