NTSB Identification: DEN86LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30949.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 18, 1986 in GRAND JUNCTION, CO
Aircraft: BELL 47G3 B-2, registration: N1424W
Injuries: 3 Minor.

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 PLT STATED THAT WHILE TURNING TO THE INTENDED LANDING AREA, THE HELICOPTER HE WAS PILOTING ENCOUNTERED BOTH DOWNDRAFTS & TAILWIND. THE PLT INDICATED THE HELICOPTER SETTLED UNTIL GRND CONTACT.

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

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

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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