NTSB Identification: ANC69A0023
14 CFR Part 135 Nonscheduled operation of ALASKA HELICOP
Aircraft: BELL 47J-2, registration: N8438E

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4545  68/10/15 NR.PRUDHOE BAY,ALAS   BELL 47J-2          CR-  1  0  0  COMMERCIAL                COMMERCIAL, FL.INSTR.,
        TIME - 0815                    N8438E              PX-  0  1  2  AIR TAXI-PASSG            AGE 34, 5500 TOTAL HOURS,
                                       DAMAGE-DESTROYED    OT-  0  0  0                            4300 IN TYPE, NOT
                                                                                                   INSTRUMENT RATED.
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           COLLISION WITH GROUND/WATER: CONTROLLED                  IN FLIGHT: NORMAL CRUISE
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SPATIAL DISORIENTATION
           TERRAIN - SNOW-COVERED
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - WINDSHIELD,DIRTY,FOGGY,ETC.-RESTRICTED VISION
        REMARKS- LOSS OF DEPTH PRECEPTION DURING 180 DEG TURN OVER SNOW COVERED LAKE.LARGE AREA OF BUBBLE FOGGED UP

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