NTSB Identification: DEN86LA227.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31800.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, August 08, 1986 in CLARK, CO
Aircraft: HUGHES 369D, registration: N1110Z
Injuries: 4 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.

AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE PLTSTATED THAT HE WAS DEPARTING FROM A LANDING ZONE THAT WAS SURROUNDED BY TALL TREES. HE ALSO STATED THAT AFTER LIFTOFF, AS THE HELICOPTER CLIMBED ABOVE THE TREES THE WIND EITHER SHIFTED DIRECTION OR STOPPED AND THE HELICOPTER BEGAN TO SETTLE. THE PLT COULD NOT STOP THE DESCENT AND THE ACFT WAS LANDED IN AN OPEN AREA. AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE HELICOPTER STRUCK SEVERAL TREES. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS CALCULATED TO BE 12,180 FEET.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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

PERFORMANCE DATA..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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