NTSB Identification: ATL84LA125.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24866.
Accident occurred Monday, March 19, 1984 in SUPPLY, NC
Aircraft: HUGHES 269, registration: N8782F
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 PLT AND PASSG STATED THAT AS THE FLT APPROACHED SUPPLY, NC, THE WX CONDITIONS DETERIORIATED AND THE HELICOPTER ENCOUNTERED A FOG BANK. THE PASSG RECALLED THAT THE VISIBILITY REDUCED COMPLETELY AND VISUAL CONTACT WITH THE GROUND WAS LOST. THE PLT DECIDED TO FLY EAST TOWARD THE OCEAN AND DECENDED TO A LOWER ALTITUDE HOPING FOR BETTER WX. THE ACFT STRUCK A TREE AND CRASHED.

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

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

IN-FLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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