NTSB Identification: DEN88LA026.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34633.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 19, 1987 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: BELL 206B III, registration: N1073N
Injuries: 2 Minor,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.

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RETRIEVE A PARACHUTE RETARDED ROCKET THAT CAME TO REST IN A TREE BY HOOKING THE RIGHT FRONT SKID SHOE UNDER THE CHUTE, THE PARACHUTE GOT HUNG UP IN THE TREE. THE HELICOPTER LIFTED THE ROCKET APPROX 6 FT INTO THE AIR BEFORE IT SWUNG INTO THE LOWER BRANCHES OF THE TREE. THE ACFT ROLLED RIGHT AND IMPACTED THE GROUND IN AN APPROX 45 DEGREE NOSE LOW ATTITUDE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VERTICAL TAKEOFF..RESTRICTED




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