Accident MBB BK 117A-3 N163BK,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202158
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Date:Sunday 11 April 1999
Time:16:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic BK17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
MBB BK 117A-3
Owner/operator:Rocky Mountain Holdings LLC
Registration: N163BK
MSN: 7063
Year of manufacture:1985
Total airframe hrs:4952 hours
Engine model:Lycoming LTS-101-650B1
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sarasota, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Sarasota, FL (KSRQ)
Destination airport:Punta Gorda, FL (PGD
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
While maneuvering for takeoff the tail rotor collided with a building resulting in damage to the helicopter and building.

Probable Cause: The pilot-in-command's failure to maintain a visual lookout while maneuvering in a hover resulting in the tail rotor colliding with a building.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA99LA129
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report



Revision history:

26-Nov-2017 12:41 ASN Update Bot Added
08-Apr-2024 07:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]

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