NTSB Identification: FTW75FRD35
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of PETROLEUM HELI
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N14849

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0588   75/3/9    GULF OF MEXICO      BELL 206B           CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 42, 5367
        TIME - 1034                    N14849              PX-  0  0  0  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 403 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - EUGENE ISL 258A
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          EUGENE ISL 258A             LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  TAKEOFF: VERTICAL
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
           TERRAIN - ROUGH WATER
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON WATER
        REMARKS- LOST RPM WHEN CLEARING PLATFORM.LNDD IN ROUGH SEAS,ACFT SANK.FUEL CTL & GOVERNOR RCVRD & CKD OK.

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