NTSB Identification: LAX95LA052.
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Accident occurred Thursday, December 15, 1994 in JULIAN, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1995
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N37AJ
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO TAKE SOME HUNTERS INTO THE MOUNTAINS AROUND THE TOWN OF JULIAN. THE PILOT DROPPED OFF HIS PASSENGERS WHILE IN A HOVER A FEW FEET OFF THE GROUND. THE HELICOPTER DRIFTED SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT AND THE RIGHT SKID CONTACTED A ROCK OUTCROPPING. THE HELICOPTER THEN ROLLED OVER.

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

the failure of the pilot to maintain a proper alignment during hover in a mountainous area.

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