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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202165
 
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Date:08-APR-1999
Time:15:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic EXEC model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
RotorWay Exec
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N31788
MSN: 3855
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Fort Myers, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot stated he was running the aircraft's engine and hovering the helicopter while it was tied to the ground by a chain. The chain broke and he lost control of the helicopter. The helicopter rolled to the side and the main rotor collided with a tree.
Probable Cause: The pilot-in-command's failure to maintain aircraft control after the ground tie chain separated during engine run and hovering operations.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20001205X00526&key=1


Revision history:

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