NTSB Identification: ANC85LA059.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27164.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Friday, March 15, 1985 in MCKNLEY PARK, AK
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N58111
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.

DURING TAKEOFF THE HELICOPTER CONTACTED A .081 INCH COPPER WIRE WHICH WAS STRUNG ACROSS THE RIVER AT AN ALT OF APRX 15 FT. THE WIRE BECAME ENTANGLED IN THE TAIL ROTOR RESULTING IN CONTROL DIFFICULTIES, HOWEVER, THE PLT WAS ABLE TO LAND THE HELICOPTER APRX 1/2 MILE FROM THE WIRE STRIKE LOCATION.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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