NTSB Identification: DIA69D0165
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: SIKORSKY S-55, registration: N1562

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0896  69/3/30    ALDERSON,W VA       SIKORSKY S-55       CR-  0  0  1  MISCELLANEOUS             COMMERCIAL, AGE 29, 2123
        TIME - 1610                    N1562               PX-  0  0  1  TEST                      TOTAL HOURS, 143 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAXI: GROUND TAXI, OTHER
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           TAXI: GROUND TAXI, OTHER
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           ROTORCRAFT - FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS: TAIL ROTOR PITCH CONTROL SYSTEM
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - CROSSED
           PERSONNEL - MAINTENANCE,SERVICING,INSPECTION: INADEQUATE MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION
        FACTOR(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        REMARKS- UNCONTROLLABLE CIRCLES WHEN POWER APPLIED DUE TO CROSSED T/R CONTROL CABLES.

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