NTSB Identification: FTW79DA109
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of HOUSTON HELICO
Aircraft: BELL 212, registration: N49673

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2099  79/9/25  NR.MORGAN CITY,LA     BELL 212            CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 0930                    N49673              PX-  0  0  1  AIR TAXI-PASSG            31, 3838 TOTAL HOURS, 186
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PMI 6 SHIP SOAL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         MORGAN CITY,LA               LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: OBJECT                                    TAXI: AERIAL TAXI TO/FROM LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - DISREGARD OF GOOD OPERATING PRACTICE
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          HAZE                                                     360
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           20                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- COLLIDED WITH LANDING PLATFORM DURING REVERSE HOVER. WIND GUSTING TO 25KTS.

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