NTSB Identification: NYC84FA307.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25594.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 08, 1984 in WALLINGFORD, CT
Aircraft: BELL 206B, registration: N4FL
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

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 WIRES AFTER THE PLT ANNOUNCED BY RADIO THAT HE WAS GOING TO MAKE A LOW PASS OVER THE SITE OF AN OUTDOOR EVENT THAT HE HAD JUST ATTENDED. SOME WITNESSES SAW THE HELICOPTER FLYING EXTREMELY LOW. IT APPEARED THAT ONE OF THE LANDING SKID STRUTS CONTACTED THE WIRE. THE ACFT FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN AND SEPARATED INTO PARTS AS IT DESCENDED TO THE GROUND.

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

LOW PASS..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FUSELAGE..SEPARATION


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,STATIC

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