NTSB Identification: LAX84LA501.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26381.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 29, 1984 in BORREGO SPRINGS, CA
Aircraft: BELL 47G-2, registration: N28895
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
AFTER LANDING, THE PLT HOVER TAXIED TO THE FUEL PUMPS TO REFUEL. WHILE MANEUVERING TO TOUCH DOWN AT THE PUMPS, THE MAIN ROTOR BLADE STRUCK A 10 TO 12 FT HIGH VENT PIPE. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE VENT PIPES WERE PAINTED BLACK & WERE NOT READILY APPARENT WITH LOW TREES IN THE BACKGROUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND
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