NTSB Identification: FTW95FA181.
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Accident occurred Tuesday, April 25, 1995 in ARDMORE, OK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/30/1995
Aircraft: BELL 47D1, registration: N2202C
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE ON A LOCAL TRAINING FLIGHT, PREPARING THE PRIVATE PILOT STUDENT FOR HIS COMMERCIAL CERTIFICATE CHECK FLIGHT, THE HELICOPTER DESCENDED INTO A CLEARING. DURING DEPARTURE FROM THIS SITE, THE HELICOPTER STRUCK THE STATIC LINE OF A POWER TRANSMISSION ARRAY WHICH CROSSED THE AREA. THE HELICOPTER IMPACTED IN A VERTICAL DESCENT APPROXIMATELY 600 FEET BEYOND THE TRANSMISSION LINE.

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

INFLIGHT COLLISION WITH A POWER TRANSMISSION ARRAY STATIC LINE WHEN THE FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR AND DUAL (PRIVATE PILOT) STUDENT FAILED TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE VISUAL LOOKOUT.

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