NTSB Identification: ANC88LA148.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37103.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 29, 1988 in DEADHORSE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: BELL 212, registration: N397EH
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 PILOT ENCOUNTERED A WHITEOUT CONDITION AND ELECTED TO LAND ON A FROZEN LAKE APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE AIRPORT. AFTER TOUCHDOWN ON THE ICE, THE HELICOPTER BROKE THE ICE AND ROLLED OVER ON ITS BACK. THE HELICOPTER WAS DESTROYED BY GROUND FIRE.

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,FROZEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WEAK ICE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT

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