NTSB Identification: SEA84LA134.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24496.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 1984 in WRANGELL, AK
Aircraft: HUGHES 369D, registration: N5133U
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.
THE HELICOPTER WAS PARKED WITH THE ENG RUNNING WHEN IT WAS STRUCK BY ANOTHER ACFT, A BEECH C-45G. PRIOR TO THE COLLISION, THE HELICOPTER WAS AT A LOW RPM; THEREFORE, THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO MOVE THE HELICOPTER OUT OF THE WAY. THE BEECH ACFT WAS BEING TAXIED FROM AN FBO WITH NO INTENT FOR FLT. PRIOR TO TAXIING, A MECHANIC HAD EXAMINED THE BRAKES & TOLD THE PLT OF THE BEECH THAT THE RIGHT MAIN BRAKE PADS WERE COMPLETELY WORN & WERE IN NEED OF REPAIR. THE PERSON TAXIING THE BEECH LOST CONTROL, WHILE TAXIING, & ALLOWED THE ACFT TO RUN INTO THE HELICOPTER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..PERFORMED..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT
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