NTSB Identification: ATL84FA158.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26073.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 03, 1984 in TRAMMEL, VA
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N99LC
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH STATIC WIRES ATTACHED TO AN ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION LINE WHILE CRUISING AT LOW ALT, CRASHED AND BURNED NEAR HWY 63. THE PLT WAS THROWN FROM THE ACFT BEFORE IT BURNED. THE PLT SAID HE NEVER SAW THE WIRE HE HIT. HE HAD BEEN EMPLOYED AS A PLT BY THE COMPANY FOR ONLY ABOUT 10 DAYS AS A TEMPORARY REPLACEMENT FOR THE REGULAR PLT WHO WAS ON VACATION. COMPANY PERSONNEL SAID THAT THEY HAD WARNED THE PLT ABOUT THE WIRES.

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

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

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:

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND

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