NTSB Identification: SEA85LA017.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26094.
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 13, 1984 in HUMPTULIPS, WA
Aircraft: HUGHES 369D, registration: N1096L
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.

WHEN THE HOISTING CABLE ON THE HELICOPTER FAILED, THE HOOK END REBOUNDED INTO THE ROTOR SYSTEM. THE ROTOR SYSTEM FAILED FROM THE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IMPOSED AND THE ACFT WENT INTO AN UNCONTROLED DESCENT IMPACTING THE GROUND ON THE LEFT SKID.

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

PICKUP EQUIPMENT..SEPARATION

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

ROTORCRAFT FLIGHT CONTROL,TAIL ROTOR CONTROL..LOSS,TOTAL

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

ROTOR SYSTEM..PENETRATED

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