NTSB Identification: NYC87LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35070.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 02, 1987 in VALATIE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22B, registration: N2442A
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 ROBINSON R-22B TOOK OFF FROM A OPEN FIELD, TRAVELED 600 FEET AND STRUCK SUSPENDED UTILITY LINES AT APPROXIMATELY 25-30 FT. AFTERWARD, THE HELICOPTER WAS LANDED SUCCESSFULLY. OTHER LINES WERE APPROXIMATELY 1000 FT FROM THE DEPARTURE POINT. THE PILOT WAS AWARE OF THE MORE DISTANT LINES, HOWEVER, HE WAS NOT AWARE OF THE CLOSER SET OF LINES.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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