NTSB Identification: NYC85LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28141.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 18, 1985 in HAWLEY, PA
Aircraft: BELL BH206L-1, registration: N100FH
Injuries: 5 Minor,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.

THE HELICOPTER ARRIVED AT A PRIVATE RESIDENCE TO TRANSPORT RACE CAR DRIVERS TO THE POCONO RACEWAY. DURING DEPARTURE THE PILOT FAILED TO SEE POWERLINES IN THE FLIGHT PATH THAT CONTACTED THE MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM. THE MAIN ROTOR SYSTEM FAILED AND THE HELICOPTER IMPACTED TREES AND THE GROUND. THE OCCUPANTS DEPLANED WITHOUT ASSISTANCE.

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:

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ROTOR SYSTEM..DETERIORATED


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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