NTSB Identification: SEA94LA064.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, February 23, 1994 in SEASIDE, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/12/1995
Aircraft: Hiller-Soloy H-23D, registration: N62413
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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THE PILOT ADDED POWER AFTER RELEASING A SLING LOAD OF CEDAR SHAKES FROM A HOVER. THE HELICOPTER BEGAN A DESCENT WITH POWER WHICH THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO STOP. DURING THE RECOVERY MANEUVER THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH TERRAIN AND ROLLED OVER.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER USE OF FLIGHT CONTROLS RESULTING IN SETTLING WITH POWER.

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