NTSB Identification: FTW78FA083
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of OFFSHORE HELIC
Aircraft: AEROSPATLE AS350C, registration: N9001B

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3203  78/9/19    SABINE PASS,TX      AEROSPATLE AS350C   CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1130                    N9001B              PX-  0  0  1  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 32, 7807 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            40 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          SABINE PASS,TX              180FT MOTOR VESSEL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLIDED WITH: FENCE,FENCEPOSTS                          IN FLIGHT: HOVERING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - MISJUDGED ALTITUDE AND CLEARANCE
        FACTOR(S)
           TERRAIN - ROUGH WATER
        REMARKS- HELIPAD LOCATED ON STERN OF BOAT WHICH WAS MOVING UP & DOWN APRX 6 TO 8FT.

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