NTSB Identification: NYC72AN123
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of DECAIR HELICOP
Aircraft: BELL 206A, registration: N2224W

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0916   72/4/7    NEW YORK,NY         BELL 206A           CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0820                    N2224W              PX-  0  0  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 28, 3674 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            794 IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - WALL ST.HELIPORT
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          60TH ST HELIPORT            WALL ST HELIPORT
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           ENGINE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION                            IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           WEATHER - RAIN
           WEATHER - ICING CONDITIONS-INCLUDES SLEET,FREEZING RAIN,ETC.
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ICE-ENGINE
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER LEVEL OFF
        FACTOR(S)
           PERSONNEL - OPERATIONAL SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL: DEFICIENCY,COMPANY MAINTAINED EQPMT,SERVICES,REGULATION
        COMPLETE POWER LOSS - COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE/FLAMEOUT-1 ENGINE
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - FORCED LANDING OFF AIRPORT ON LAND
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          OVERCAST                                                  800
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          4 MILES OR LESS                                          RAIN
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      32
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
           20                                                       17
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- ACFT NOT EQPD W PARTICLE SEPARATOR KIT.FAA AD 71-8-3 AMDT 39-1330 NCW.ICE FOUND ON ACFT AFT ACDNT.

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