NTSB Identification: ANC76AA132
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of ANCHORAGE HELI
Aircraft: BELL 205A-1, registration: N58116

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-2643  76/9/13  NR.DRIFT RIVER,AK     BELL 205A-1         CR-  0  0  2  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, AGE 31, 2325
        TIME - 1630                    N58116              PX-  0  0  3  AIR TAXI-PASSG            TOTAL HOURS, 2150 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT                                          LAST ENROUTE STOP
          DRIFT RIVER,AK                                           FIELD SITE
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ROLL OVER                                                LANDING: POWER-ON LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE ROTOR R.P.M.
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF POWERPLANT & POWERPLANT CONTROLS
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
           TERRAIN - ROUGH/UNEVEN
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  6000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     RAIN SHOWERS
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
          NONE                                                      90
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           10                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          OTHER
        REMARKS- PLT RPRTD WIND GUSTING 15K.WIND ESTIMATED 50-60K AFTR ACCIDENT.

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