NTSB Identification: NYC87FA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32770.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 29, 1986 in BRATTLEBORO, VT
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N52EG
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

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 CRASHED INTO A WOODED RIDGE APRX 2 NM FROM IT'S LIFTOFF LOCATION. PERSONS WHO RESIDE UNDER THE FLT PATH WERE AWAKENED BY THE ACFT AS IT WAS DESCENDING INTO IMC AT WHAT SOUNDED LIKE FULL POWER. THE PLT'S HELIPORT WAS AT AN ELEVATION OF 950 FT AND WAS IN VFR CONDITIONS ABOVE THE FOG. THE CRASH SITE WAS AT 350 FT IN DENSE FOG.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR PROCEDURES..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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