NTSB Identification: ATL84LA295.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25901.
Accident occurred Monday, September 24, 1984 in BLUEFIELD, WV
Aircraft: BELL 47G-5, registration: N1398X
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 PILOT STATED THAT HE HOVERED THE HELICOPTER, MADE A RIGHT PEDAL TURN AND INITIATED A HOVER TAXI ACROSS A ROCKY RAVINE ADJACENT TO THE PAD. WHEN OVER THE RAVINE THE HELICOPTER SETTLED ONTO TO BOULDERS BENEATH IT. THE PILOT ALSO STATED THAT HE THOUGHT HE LOST GROUND EFFECT.

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:

ALTITUDE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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