NTSB Identification: ATL87DEI02.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33280.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 22, 1987 in YOUNGSTOWN, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: BELL B-206-1, registration: N79RR
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

WHILE HOVERING FROM THE WASH RACK, THE HELICOPTER BACKED INTO A UTILITY POLE. THE MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM SEPARATED FROM THE AIRFRAME FOLLOWING THE COLLISION. THERE WERE NO POSTIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS/FAILURES.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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