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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 36056
Last updated: 31 August 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B06 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III
Owner/operator:Johnston Coca Cola Bottling Co
Registration: N86CE
MSN: 51400
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Arcadia, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:
Destination airport:(NONE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot-in-command allowed an unqualified pilot to attempt a takeoff to a hover with the pilot-in-command following through on the flight controls. As the helicopter became light on the skids, the helicopter tilted to the left. The unqualified pilot let go of the flight controls. The pilot-in-command remained on the flight controls, and the helicopter rolled over on it's right side. CAUSE: THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S IMPROPER SUPERVISION OF AN UNQUALIFIED PILOT WHILE ATTEMPTING A TAKEOFF TO A HOVER. THIS RESULTED IN AN ON GROUND LOSS OF CONTROL (DYNAMIC ROLL OVER). THE IMPROPER FLIGHT CONTROL INPUT (CYCLIC AND COLLECTIVE) BY THE UNQUALIFIED PILOT AND PILOT-IN-COMMAND, AND THE LACK OF WRITTEN PROCEDURES (OPERATIONS MANUAL) APPROVED BY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL WERE FACTOR IN THE ACCIDENT.



Revision history:

24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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