NTSB Identification: CHI86FEM12.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33682.
Accident occurred Friday, July 25, 1986 in GRAYLING, MI
Aircraft: ROBINSON R-22HP, registration: N83595
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE HELICOPTER, DURING CRUISE FLIGHT, WAS FLYING LOW IN AN ATTEMPT TO REMAIN CLEAR OF CLOUDS WHEN IT STRUCK A POWER LINE AND WAS FORCED TO MAKE AN EMERGENCY LANDING. THE HELICOPTER RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGED WHEN IT STRUCK THE POWER LINE AND REPORTEDLY RECEIVED NO FURTHER DAMAGE UPON LANDING.

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC

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