NTSB Identification: FTW80FRD12
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HEL
Aircraft: AEROSPATLE AS-350, registration: N3594B

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3024  79/12/26 NR.INTRACSTL CY,LA    AEROSPATLE AS-350   CR-  0  1  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 36, 4974
        TIME - 1140                    N3594B              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 102 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - VERMILION 329
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         INTRACSTL CY,LA              HOUMA,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  TAKEOFF: VERTICAL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        REMARKS- PLT STATED-DID NOT RESET PARTIALLY RETARDED PWR LEVER PRIOR TO TKOF.

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