NTSB Identification: SEA94LA147.
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Accident occurred Thursday, June 09, 1994 in SNOQUALMIE, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/07/1994
Aircraft: HUGHES 369D, registration: N1088G
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT REPORTED THAT WHILE MANEUVERING FOR LANDING, HE APPROACHED THE LANDING PAD DOWNWIND. THE PILOT REDUCED POWER AND THE HELICOPTER SETTLED WITH A LOW ROTOR RPM INDICATION. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO ABORT THE LANDING; HOWEVER, DURING THIS MANEUVER THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH TREE TOPS.

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

POOR IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION. FACTORS TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: CLEARANCE NOT MAINTAINED AND TAILWIND.

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