NTSB Identification: LAX65A0085
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of ROTOR AIDS INC
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S55, registration: N745A

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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2-0138   65/5/1  NR.VENTURA CALIF      SIKORSKY S55        CR-  0  0  1  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 1500                    N745A               PX-  0  0  6  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 43, 4600 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            500 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           MISCELLANEOUS                                            STATIC: IDLING ROTORS
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER OPERATION OF FLIGHT CONTROLS
           PILOT IN COMMAND - OPERATED CARELESSLY
        REMARKS- IDLING MAIN ROTOR STRUCK TAIL BOOM WHEN PILOT INADVERTENTLY MOVED CYCLIC WHILE REACHING FOR MANIFE

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