NTSB Identification: CHI99LA298
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 10, 1999 in CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2001
Aircraft: Bell 206L, registration: N810F
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The helicopter impacted terrain during takeoff from a helicopter pad located on top of a hospital. The auxiliary power unit cord was attached to the helicopter during the helicopter's takeoff attempt.

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

The inadequate preflight planning/preparation by the pilot, in that the auxiliary power unit cord was not removed. The brick wall was a contributing factor.

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