NTSB Identification: SEA93GA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 48203.
Accident occurred Friday, January 15, 1993 in CHINOOK, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1993
Aircraft: HILLER UH-12E, registration: N28908
Injuries: 1 Fatal,2 Uninjured.
: 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 public aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD LANDED THE HELICOPTER NEAR THE FUEL PUMPS AS EARLIER AGREED UPON BY THE FBO PERSONNEL. AS THE MAIN AND TAIL ROTORS WERE WINDING DOWN, THE PILOT AND PASSENGER EXITED THE HELICOPTER AND WERE REMOVING BAGGAGE WHEN AN INDIVIDUAL FROM THE FBO EXITED A NEARBY HANGAR AND WAS FOLLOWING A PATH WAY IN THE SNOW TOWARD THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND THE HELICOPTER. THE PILOT CALLED OUT TO THE INDIVIDUAL TO CAUTION HIM OF THE TAIL ROTOR, HOWEVER, THE INDIVIDUAL CONTINUED AND WAS STRUCK BY THE TAIL ROTOR.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: INATTENTIVE FBO PERSONNEL.
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