NTSB Identification: FTW72AF086
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of OFFSHORE HELIC
Aircraft: ALOUETTE II SA318C, registration: N6458

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0900  72/6/20  NR.VENICE,LA          ALOUETTE II SA318C  CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1635                    N6458               PX-  0  0  3  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 48, 29510 TOTAL
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            HOURS, 408 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - MAIN PASS 306A
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          MAIN PASS BLOCK 293         MAIN PASS BLOCK 306A
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: POWER-ON LANDING
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
           AIRPORTS/AIRWAYS/FACILITIES - AIRPORT CONDITIONS: OTHER
        FACTOR(S)
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST IN WATER
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    3500
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          HAZE                                                      85
        WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES                                   WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS
          250                                                       10
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- PLT FAILED INCR COLLECTIVE/PWR IN TIME TO ARREST HI RATE OF DESCENT DUE WND DWNDFTS.HIT HELIPAD

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