NTSB Identification: SEA85LA151.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28391.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 25, 1985 in HOQUIAM, WA
Aircraft: BELL UH-1B, registration: N4991D
Injuries: 1 Fatal,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.
THE HELICOPTER WAS BEING USED DURING AN EXTERNAL LOAD OPERATION TO MOVE LARGE BLOCKS OF WOOD. HOWEVER, WHILE HOVERING, THE SLING BROKE. SUBSEQUENTLY, A BLOCK OF WOOD STRUCK A COMPANY EMPLOYEE ON THE HEAD WHILE HE WAS WORKING ON THE GROUND.THE EMPLOYEE WAS FATALLY INJURED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PICKUP EQUIPMENT..FAILURE,TOTAL
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