NTSB Identification: LAX85LA105.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27157.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 10, 1985 in SNELLING, CA
Aircraft: BELL 204, registration: N99021
Injuries: 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.

PLT VACATED THE ACFT WITH ENGINE AT IDLE & WITH THE BLADES TURNING TO REFUEL. THE LANDING PLATFORM MOUNTED ON THE 'NURSE' TRUCK WAS SLIPPERY FROM AN OIL & COPPER MIXTURE USED IN THE SPRAYING OPERATION. THE HELICOPTER STARTED TO SLIDE & THE PLT REBOARDED JUST AS IT FELL OFF THE TRUCK.

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

AIRCRAFT UNATTENDED/ENGINE(S) RUNNING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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