NTSB Identification: ANC85FA052.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27161.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 09, 1985 in WHITTIER, AK
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N2060V
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 IMPACTED TERRAIN IN A 150 FT GORGE AFTER CONTACTING TELEPHONE LINES ALONG A RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY APRX 2 MILES NORTH OF A TUNNEL STATION. PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO SURVEY THE AREA AROUND THE TUNNEL STATION.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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