NTSB Identification: CHI85LA303.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29729.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 20, 1985 in FARMINGTON, MN
Aircraft: BELL 206BII, registration: N49737
Injuries: 2 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 MANEUVERING TO LD IN AN UNCULTIVATED FLD THE TAIL ROTOR STRUCK A FENCE POST,FROM A DISMANTLED FENCE,THAT WAS CONCEALED BY HIGH WEEDS. ONE TAIL ROTOR BLADE WAS SEPARATED,THE PILOT LOST CONTROL,AND ON TOUCHDOWN THE HELICOPTER ROLLED OVER.

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ROTOR SYSTEM,TAIL ROTOR BLADE..SEPARATION

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