NTSB Identification: MKC90LA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41655.
Accident occurred Monday, June 11, 1990 in SHELL KNOB, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/15/1992
Aircraft: BELL B47G-5, registration: N7089J
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE TAKING AERIAL PHOTOS OF A BOAT ON A LAKE, THE COMMERCIAL PILOT SAID THAT HE WAS BLINDED BY THE SUN AND INADVERTENTLY COLLIDED WITH UNMARKED POWER LINES. THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO FLY THE DAMAGED HELICOPTER TO NEARBY LEVEL TERRAIN AND LAND. ADDITIONAL DAMAGE OCCURRED TO THE AIRFRAME DURING THE SHUT DOWN, DUE TO IMBALANCE OF THE MAIN ROTOR.

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

VISUAL OUTLOOK NOT MAINTAINED BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND.

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