NTSB Identification: NYC88LA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37481.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 14, 1988 in HOLMDEL, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: BELL 206, registration: N3NJ
Injuries: 1 Serious,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 PILOT HAD JUST LANDED THE HELICOPTER FROM A SPEED SURVEY OF GARDEN STATE PARKWAY AND WAS IN IDLE. THE PASSENGER/POLICE OFFICER DEPLANED AND WALKED TO THE REAR OF THE AIRCRAFT AND WAS STRUCK BY THE TAIL ROTOR BLADE RECEIVING SERIOUS INJURIES.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PASSENGER

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