NTSB Identification: SEA86LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30295.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 16, 1986 in OVERTON, NV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/25/1988
Aircraft: BELL 47G-3B-1, registration: N3067G
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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 NONCERTIFICATED PLT RPRTD THAT HE HAD REPAIRED THE HELICOPTER, THEN PROCEEDED TO MAKE A LOCAL TEST FLT. HE RPRTD THAT HE TOOK OFF IN DARKNESS AFTER HAVING A FEW BEERS. THE PLT CHOSE TO TURN OFF THE LANDING LIGHT SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. WHILE AT LOW ALTITUDE NEAR THE ARPT, THE HELICOPTER STRUCK POWER LINES, THEN DSCNDD & HIT THE GROUND. THE PLT HELD A STUDENT PLT CERTIFICATE WHICH HAD EXPIRED.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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