NTSB Identification: ANC85LA050.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27163.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 02, 1985 in MOSES POINT, AK
Aircraft: BELL UH-1H, registration: N58RF
Injuries: 2 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.

APRX 15 MILES SE OF MOSES POINT THE HELICOPTER ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WX. A DESCENT WAS MADE TO 50 FT ABOVE THE ICE AT AN AIRSPEED OF ABOUT 50 KTS. AT THIS TIME A WHITE OUT CONDITION WAS ENCOUNTERED AND A RIGHT TURN WAS INITIATED. THE RIGHT SKID CONTACTED THE ICE AND THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER.

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

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WHITEOUT

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