NTSB Identification: LAX94LA322.
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Accident occurred Monday, August 15, 1994 in TRUK ISLAND, Federated States Of Micronesia
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/19/1994
Aircraft: BELL 47-G3B, registration: N65678
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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THE PILOT WAS EXECUTING A STEEP APPROACH TO A CONFINED LANDING AREA. THE PILOT MISJUDGED THE HELICOPTER'S CLEARANCE FROM THE COCONUT TREES AND THE ROTOR BLADES STRUCK THE TREES.

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

THE PILOT MISJUDGED THE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE HELICOPTER'S ROTOR BLADES AND THE COCONUT TREES.

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