NTSB Identification: LAX84FA193.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24541.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 22, 1984 in THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Aircraft: ROBINSON R22, registration: N8404S
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE HELICOPTER COLLIDED WITH 2 CABLES SUPPORTED BY 150 FT TALL TWIN TOWERS. IT THEN WENT OUT OF CONTROL & CRASHED INTO A 15 FT DEEP DRAINAGE DITCH & BURNED. THE PLT HAD BEEN CITED ON 2/20/84 FOR 'CARELESS & RECKLESS OPERATION OF AN ACFT.' ANOTHER PERSON WHO HAD FLOWN WITH THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE OFTEN FLEW AT LOW ALT.

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

PROPER ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION

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