NTSB Identification: ANC85LA035.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27139.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 09, 1985 in GLENNALLEN, AK
Aircraft: FAIRCHILD HILLER FH-1100, registration: N5056F
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

SHORTLY AFTER LIFTOFF PLT EXPERIENCED DOWNDRAFTS AND VARIABLE WIND GUSTS. PLT DECIDED TO SET THE HELICOPTER BACK DOWN APRX 100 YDS FROM POINT OF TAKEOFF. PLT STATED HOVERING WAS VERY DIFFICULT AND THE HELICOPTER SETTLED TO THE UPSLOPING TERRAIN. THE HELICOPTER SLIDE TO THE RT (DOWN SLOPE) AND ROLLED OVER. FIRE ERUPTED FROM THE ENGINE AFTER IMPACT, DESTROYING THE HELICOPTER.

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..UPHILL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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